SCAPES AND TENDRILS
LONELY HOUSES AND FARMS
TULIPS AND THEIR LEAVES
These collections are typical of my interests in photography.
First and foremost, I have an abiding interest is nature.
As opportunity comes my way, I record the effects of nature on the environment, particularly houses and farms forlorn in their abandoned decay and shorelines of trees standing dead in rising waters.
Also, I am interested in the the beauty of nature. I photograph flowers and leaves to show their intricate beauty and calming power.
Typically, I am drawn to images in black and white. In my studio, I print both color and black and white images as archival inkjet prints. For some images, particularly the tulips and their leaves, I also create negatives and make palladium prints. Palladium prints are created by coating fiber paper with a palladium solution, placing a photo negative over the dried solution and exposing the pair to ultra violet light, then to a special developer. In the process, the solution becomes embedded in the paper and produces a print with a wide range of tones, subtle beauty and exceptional longevity. Most of my black and white images can be made into palladium prints.
In this collection, particularly the scapes and tendrils, some black and white images are toned with a warming filter to approximate the look of palladium.