I'm an advanced student of image making who hopes to never stop learning, and a long-time photographer who enjoys sharing my work and my experience with others. The central focus of my work is on emotive portraiture, artistic and conceptual nudes, and figure compositions, but the scope of my work also includes, nature and landscape, still life, and digitally enhanced creative portraits. I use both film and digital cameras. I process images with a computer and in a wet darkroom. I print with high-end inkjet printers, with traditional silver gelatin paper, and with alternative processes.
Photography is widely acknowledged as a documentary medium, and some even claim that's the essence of its nature, but there is no question for me that the true magic of photography lays in its expressive potential. I don't pick up a camera to record events and facts. I do it to expose feelings, examine subtleties, savor beauty, feed my curiosity ... to explore "what if..."