Hot orange koi fish, bright red poppies, deep blue skies behind a snow-capped Mount Rainier.
I enjoy exploring the wide world of photography through a range of techniques and subjects. My digital images often feature regional landscapes and points of interest. Traditional subjects like lighthouses, landscapes, and florals are always fun. But I've had great success photographing colorful and hard-to-capture subjects like koi fish and red poppies. Look for these when you come to see me!
You will also have fun when you find my somewhat abstract "Into the Light" photos, which are often mistaken for paintings. These unique photos are a beautiful infusion of movement and light. I am painting with my camera, often shooting 1,000+ images to find the one that captures the desired emotion, color, quality, and flow of light. I leave the image practically "raw," and often print them on metal for a gorgeous finish and seamless look.
An age-old technique that I specialize in involves hand tinting photos. This very detailed process is like "painting photos," where I begin with black and white photos that were taken with film and developed in the darkroom onto a special fiber-based paper. Then I paint them with special transparent oil paints that result in a luminous and often dream-like image. Sometimes I work with infrared film, which reflects infrared light from various natural sources. This adds nicely to the dreamy nature of the hand coloring process. And for a striking effect, I might tint a single image on the photograph, leaving the remainder black and white.
Printing my photos on canvas and wrapping them around a wood frame makes a lovely "Canvas Gallery Wrap" that is light-weight, easy to move or ship, and has no glass, mat, or frame. They look great on any wall, and have an elegance and ease that are quite appealing. Another popular way I reproduce my photos is on metal. Metal prints are vibrant, detailed, and luminescent, with incredible detail and resolution that captures the image in a most beautiful way. And the surface is ultra-hard and waterproof, so it is easy to maintain and clean.
I hope you will check out my website to see a bounty of images and inspiration. Orders can be placed right from the site, where I offer canvas prints, metal prints, and several gift items like beautiful sets of boxed cards and slate tiles.
I hope to see you soon at the Studio Tour!