Check out my portfolio
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My experience in building boats and sets for Universal Studios and numerous Broadway productions direct my images to not be simply mounted as a photograph, but to be built into in a supporting environment.
I use materials such as medium density fiber board, wood panels of teak, cherry and walnut, metal, plastic, paint, oil, varnish, and clear-coat fixative over digital images to create presentations unique to each photograph.
I bring the use of materials further than simply exhibition, and make them an integral part of the tactile presence of the image.
There are many ways to experience a creative work, similar to working through a scene in a play. Light, setting and elemental emphasis all effect the way a work is observed and when presented with authenticity, it can be repeatedly interpreted.
I balance my time between being amazed and being amused. For the most part, it’s a gentle swing. Then there are those times when it takes both hands to hold on.
I love visual and emotional incongruity. Things that shouldn’t be together. Sometimes creating uncomfortable irony, other times a quirky smile works its way to the surface. One of my favorite photos was taken in late February where a dozen Maple Syrup buckets hung on trees in the middle of a small family cemetery. Just one example of something that captures my attention and ultimately, my imagination.
There are all sorts of textures that capture my attention. Rough stone bridges, old barns, fast moving streams and endless stretches of untouched snow in a windblown field, are all subjects that force me to stop, stay quiet and observe.
Once I’ve captured several versions of
a scene, I bring it to the studio and
the real work starts.
All of my images are digital and so are the processes that follow.
Tonal adjustments, addition or deletion
of elements and continual cropping
and re-cropping go through a number of iterations, much like editing a story, until the inner dialogue that first captured my attention, emerges.
There is a continual tugging and pulling in my work, a photographic battle of emotions. Once the image has been defined, carefully considered presentation is the next step.
I like to work in three dimensions. My work is more than framed. It’s a subtle return to the three dimensional aspects of the scene that caught my eye to begin with. No two pieces of my work are ever the same. Each is a unique blend of the materials and moods that direct my interpretation at that time.
That is how I approach my craft. It’s unique. Like you.
The next event, in which I will be participating, is the 17th Annual Walpole Artisans Tour. This is a juried show with some of the finest artists in Southern VT and Southern NH.
I am proud to have been accepted to participate in this three day event.
The tour runs Thanksgiving weekend from 10-5. I will be in the Walpole Town Hall. Please come by and see me!
The photo above is "Snow Poppies."
One of several new works for the upcoming show.