Self Portrait, 1983

On becoming an artist, I have come to believe that the most beautiful thing about art is making it.

In this age of "alternative facts", I am less concerned with them in my photography - interested more in acting as a guide of what I see,  for however long you give me your attention.

I enjoy making objects.  I admire craftsmanship.  I anticipate seeing what happens when I try things.  I  wonder how I'll respond to others work with my own. I’m exhilarated for the picture not yet taken.

Influenced and informed by (in no particular order nor a complete list):

Edward & Brett Weston, Alfred Steiglitz, Ansel Adams, Elliot Erwitt, Paul Strand, Gary Winogrand, Sabastio Salgado, Joanne Dugan, Alec Soth, Barbara Mench, Alex and Rebecca Webb, John Cyr, Duane Michaels, Eugene Atget, and Margaret Bourke-White

Henri Matisse, Vincent Van Gogh, George Seurat, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollack, Josef Albers, Paul Cezanne, Elsworth Kelly

Visual compositions in "A Touch of Evil", "The Third Man", "Citizen Kane", "City Limits", "Vertigo", “The Trial”

Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C Clarke, Stephen King, Herman Hesse, Tom Robbins, Oscar Wilde, Sun Tzu

Walt Whitman, Homer, Ray Davies, Dr. Seuss, Tom Lehrer, Edgar Allen Poe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Shakespeare, Neil Peart, Johnny Cash, Mark Sandman

Thank you for the help.

Tools:

Cameras: Digital and film rangefinders, 4x5 View Camera, Holga, Pinhole, Polaroid, iPhone

Film: Small, Medium, and Large Format of various types

The real voyage of discovery consists of not seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
— Marcel Proust
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