Photography

A picture is a secret about a secret; the more it tells you, the less you know.
Diane Arbus

Recently, I think about photography– the things people are already taking pictures of— as getting along just fine without me. My photography has evolved into studio work of abstracted objects, vintage figurines, word projects, and self-portraits. In addition, I often work in series that are character-driven, sculptural and obsessive attentive to lighting. Each series is comprised of hundreds of shots. The shots in the web galleries here are selections.

One series with photos included here is The Housing Project. I was inspired by the openness in these vintage dollhouses, including the window cutouts, and drawn to the potential of highlighting “light” itself while shooting them. You will see the way the lighting and more minor gestures of the figures drive this work.

Another series in the galleries here are very simple micro poems where I blew out light to capture words floating and without dimensions. I incorporated three sources for the words.

 

Digital imaging captured by a scanner vs. a camera is the basis for a body of work based on American Sign Language as images for poems. Read about this distinct project.

Photography Galleries

In my first number of years, I shot on film and primarily outdoors. I lived in a small town in the Berkshires and went out on drives with my dog to find pictures: rusted barns, abstraction of branches and water, and documenting a mill fire across three years. I don’t use digital photo editing software much at all. Recent work shot during pandemic era isolation is also up online.

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