On this website you will find a sizable collection of my photographic work. All prints are contact prints from 4 x 5, 8 x 10, or 20 x 24 negatives. These 20 x 24 contact prints were made in collaboration with fellow photographer Everitt Clark, whose website can be found in the “Links” section. I worked with a 4 x 5 camera from 1998 – 2002, and with an 8 x 10 camera from 2003 – present. The two bodies of work created with a 20 x 24 camera were finished in 2003 and 2007.
Generally speaking, my photographs explore elements of landscape that tend to go unnoticed by the average viewer, or the average photographer. In the two series “Colorado Winter” and “Colorado Summer”, for instance, I gravitated to small-scale, intimate, and formally dense landscapes within the Colorado Front Range that would often be ignored in favor of majestic mountains and broad vistas. In “Common Place”, I worked to reveal mystery and beauty within the suburban landscape, which many would hardly consider to be “landscape” at all.
Many series of landscape photographs try to put forward a vision of a particular place as a static entity, but my interest is primarily in the contrasts present all around us. These contrasts become especially apparent when one becomes attuned to a place and builds a relationship with it over time, just as one builds a relationship with another human being over time. Ultimately, I would like to achieve in photography something similar to what Cezanne accomplished in painting: a rebuttal to our overconfidence in the consistency of vision. I feel that landscape is too often presented as something fixed and unchanging; an easy image to be hung on the wall and forgotten. I would like to show that the world surrounding us never stands still for very long, which insures that the attentive viewer will never suffer from lack of variation or surprise.
The vast majority (about 99%) of my works are untitled. On this website I have listed my reference number for each image, next to the enlarged image.
All works, when available, are for sale. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, including those regarding availability and pricing. Be sure to take a look at my "Process" section, which briefly discusses my techniques and includes a "before and after" image.