Detail, Spring Sapling, near Scottsburg, Oregon, n.d.
selenium toned gelatin silver print
image 10 x 7
|My personal photography consists of medium- and large-format, black anwhite landscapes, primarily of western Oregon. It increasingly centers on recording my images of the vanishing western Oregon rural landscape which is being replaced by urban development. These photographs are from negatives made over the past seventeen years. All are "found" images photographed in natural light and made with film then printed using traditional darkroom methods and materials. My images do not constitute a series. Rather, each image must stand on
its own and be treated independently of the others. My thoughts or feelings when I photograph are personal, and thus, each photograph must succeed or fail on it's own merits in the eye of the viewer. I am a member of the PhotoZone Gallery of Eugene, the Mid-Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild of Corvallis, and the Photography At Oregon Committee. I have received numerous awards including the Juror's Choice Award in the 1998 Eugene Celebration Mayor's Art show, as well as purchase awards for academic institutions' permanent collections. I support my personal photography working as a traditional archival printmaker. My work has been published internationally and has been viewed on national television. My clients include exhibiting photographic artists and commercial photographers as well as academic institutions and media production corporations.