Welcome to my website!
I consider myself first and foremost a traditional black and white landscape photographer. My photographs are made to be seen on paper, not metal, and have the depth, texture and clarity of photographs made by the masters, Ansel, Adams, Brett Weston, etc. My black and white images were initially taken with a 4x5 Wista view camera, but since 2009, my photographs have been taken with high resolution, full frame digital cameras. I currently use the 46 MP Nikon D850 camera. Black and white photographs have excited me since I first saw an exhibition of Ansel Adams photography. The power and beauty that could be achieved by the elimination of color from the image was fascinating to me. The composition, lighting, textures, and patterns become more important to the image when there are no colors to overpower those qualities.
Since I have worked with digital cameras I have also made color images, when the color image is substaintally better than the image converted to black and white. The color portfolios on the website include traditional landscapes, duotone images, as well as digitally created and impressionistic-looking color images. The first of the non-traditional color portfolios I call "Florascapes". These images are derived from photographs of flowers, but digitally morphed into images I see as landscapes. The second type of non-traditional color images are in a "Photo-Impressionistic" style.
I have added two new black & white portfolios to the website: Redwoods of Northern California and Owens Valley and Mono Lake. I have also added to the Death Valley Portfolio, with new images taken in December of 2017. Below are a few new images.
All the images you find here are available for sale, although not all images are available in all sizes. Use the Purchase a Photograph button to see current pricing. Please contact me using the Contact the Artist button if you would like to make a purchase.