WELCOME to my photography! I hope you enjoy perusing my images. They are varied and across many subjects.
I remember picking up a little Kodak Instamatic when I was about 5 years old…I was amazed that one can capture how you view and frame these little vignettes of the world! I have been shooting ever since. I got much more serious in high school when my cousin Joe Emery had a dear friend of his hand me a Pentax and I shot some really good black and whites in Big Sur California. I loved the feeling of control of the presentation prints. The feeling of being there. What kind of papers and surfaces to use. So many decisions!
Later on I ended up switching from my primarily computer background in college to attend Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara California for a few years. This gave me some technical expertise although I never graduated with a degree – for years I would try to make it on my own with various studios and photographic ventures. Some went well – others not so good. But all of them a learning experience – and always I enjoyed the processes and being a photographer. Usually I ended up going back to the computer software development world to make real money before jumping ship yet again to pursue my love in life.
My photography is all across the board with the exception of portraits. Oh I do have moments – but it’s not my forte. I’m a nature and science guy mostly. I tend to like large prints. Really large prints. I love the impact they can have. I always ask myself “Does it make one stop and look?” That’s my simple goal. To invoke thought of any sort. From making one aware that they missed something or that it’s outrageous. Or to simply invoke a memory of some sort. Visuals are a huge part of our world. Our brains interpret a huge amount of data 24/7 and there’s a lot of competition. It’s really staggering what our brains are processing and selectively storing. Photographs can evoke a range from good to bad, silly to sad or just pure creativity with no bounds. Add in the electronic advances and a some creative tools and the possibilities are endless. At times, I use it all. And others are just pure straight shooting. It’s often difficult to tell which. Some – that are straight shooting with no modifications, seem outright impossible. Other times you have to modify it to get the result you desire. I believe that photography has become an art form of extreme depth. Use the tools. Or not. Makes no difference to me. Just be creative. Be present.
I welcome feedback and prints can always be ordered if you see something you like.