ABOUT ME

I'm a fine art photographer.  Like most, I concentrate on an existential inquiry rather than the explicit subject matter of the images I make.  

That inquiry examines the ancient dilemma of human existence:  what parts of the world are immutable, what parts are subject to change, and how are we to discern the difference. And those questions lead to others:  Is anything really permanent?  If change is possible, how? Is it for me to influence? 

How much time to invest?  What are the dangers of wrongly assumed stasis?   Is a failed attempt at influence more dangerous than acceptance of permanence?   I have no great insight on any of this (due credit to St. Francis of Assisi). But I'm obsessed with those questions and they frame how I see the world. 

Horizons change with or without me, but I try to preserve some of the passing wonder.  Geology has a different scale of size and time, yet humans sometimes revel in its stoicism, while others bend the material and accelerate the timeline.  Flowers change by growing, going to seed and dying, but we put them a  a vase to bring beautiful moments closer to us in ways that give us a chance to pause, yet live ourselves.  Geometry appears in the world, but is it organizing us with natural laws or are our minds using it to make sense of our relationships to the world?. People live their life daily among the evidence of that lived life, and find pathways to traverse their world, sometimes through, sometimes around, sometimes underwater, with some measure of harmony or disruption to what surrounds them.  My eye is drawn to these scenes as I try to decide what is immutable, and what is changing, and on what scale or time frame. I see angst, peace, drama, and beauty in this inquiry.  

I also believe the best manifestation of my work is in a physical print, concentrating more lately on platinum/palladium prints, but I present the e-version of my work here nonetheless.  

My credits include: 


Gallery Exhibitions:
SF Black & White Gallery, San Francisco 
San Francisco City Hall 
START/Soma Gallery, San Francisco 
Hotel des Arts, San Francisco 
CityArt Gallery, San Francisco 
ArtistXchange Gallery, San Francisco 
SomArts Gallery, San Francisco (2009) 
Picturish Gallery, Berkeley, CA (2011) 

Grotteschi | Exploring Hieronymus Bosch, Carmel Visual Arts Center (2015)

PhotoPlace Gallery:  Stories and Secrets, image selected in juried competition by jurors Kirsten Hoving and Emma Powell (2015)

INPrint Group Show, Photo Methode Gallery, Austin TX March (2017)

Publications:

7x7 Magazine, November 2003, as the overall winner of the Bring on the Night photo competition. 

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2006 (December 2006)

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2007 (December 2007) 

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2014 (December 2014)

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2016 (December 2016)

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2017 (December 2017)

 

Published in the Best of Photography Annual 2018 (December 2018)

Awards:

3 Honorable Mention Awards, 2005 International Photography Awards competition, Los Angeles, CA, in the categories of fine art nude (twice) and portrait. 

6 Honorable Mention Awards, 2006 International Photography Awards competition, Los Angeles, CA, in the categories of abstract, interiors, still life, self-portrait, and portrait (twice). 

Selected as a Finalist in the Spring 2006 Photographer's Forum Magazine Photo Contest  

Selected as a Finalist in the Spring 2007 Photographer's Forum Magazine Photo Contest

3 Honorable Mentions in the Fine Art category, non-professional, at the Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2008 

1 Honorable Mention Award, 2008 International Photography Awards competition, Los Angeles, CA, in the category of Travel/Tourism. 

1 Honorable Mention Award, and several Official Selections, in the Fine Art category, non-professional, at the Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2011 

Selected as a Finalist in the Spring 2014 Photographer's Forum Magazine Photo Contest

8th Annual (2015) International Color Awards:  3rd Place - Honor of Distinction in Still Life | Precarious and Nominee in Still Life | Purples  

2015 Prix de Photographie PX3 Honorable Mention in Nature/Sky and Travel Categories.

2015 International Photography Awards 6 Honorable Mentions in FIne Art Nudes and 1 Honorable Mention in Still Life

2015 (10th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Nominee in Fine Art

2016 INPrint juried competition, named Honorable Mention by juror Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier Gallery

9th Annual (2016) International Color Awards: Nominee in Sillhouette | Silhouette on Mt Etna

2016 International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, Honorable Mentions in Nature (Sunset), Fine Art (Landscape) and Fine Art (Other) categories 

2016 Prix de Photographie PX3 Honorable Mention in Fine Art Nude Category

2016 (11th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Honorable Mention Nude, and Nominee in Nude, Nature and Architectural Categories

2016 Honorable Mention Photographer's Forum Magazine Contest

2017 (12th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards Honorable Mention Nude, and Nominee Abstract Categories

2017 Finalist Photographer's forum Magazine Contest

2018 (13th Annual) Black & White Spider Awards, 1st Place Abstract Category

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