Fish Ladder, Bradford Island, OR, 2015 pigment print image 16 x 11
I tend to photograph human-built spaces.
Particularly ones in which function defines form and there is little or
no consideration for aesthetic appeal.
Spaces created with little or no regard to visual aesthetics generate
their own aesthetics. Photography can make accidental visual aesthetics
intentional ones and present them to a viewer. Regardless of how
austere a built space may be, it remains subject to creative
I want my photographs to lure the viewer with bold lighting or strong
composition. I hope the viewer lingers, however, to carefully
contemplate the photograph. Photography has a magical connection
between the literal object in front of the camera and the print that
hangs on the wall. These two “layers” can interact and blend the
objective with the interpreted. The objective is a window on a space
and the interpretive breaks down the objective into non-objective
shape, texture, light and shadow. My work derives its meaning from the
blending of these elements.