|Many of us are so literal that when faced with an abstract artwork we immediately try to figure out what
it really is. When viewing this work I hope that you’ll let go of that urge to discern. Of course it’s
counterintuitive when you know beforehand that the piece is a photograph and should be of
something. Working in the abstract, I want to convey the luminance and color of the location (the
forest, perhaps, or the beach bluffs) while deemphasizing line and form. I hope to communicate a sort
of essence, a distillation, of place, for the moment leaving behind the relentless definition and detail of
representational photogaphy. These impressionistic images strive to render ambiance and mood rather
than portray reality.
Most images are made from a single exposure - a captured moment - using in-camera field techniques.
The 4:3 medium format images at the bottom of the page are in-camera double exposures.
Composition is paramount, as always. The images are not the product of digital editing software.
The camera is a versatile light-gathering art tool which can be used in many ways.
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