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About my art

I make photographs to bring joy, beauty, and mystery to myself and others. My subjects generally are landscapes and streets. My approach fits in the classical, more realistic tradition of photography, sometimes with a touch of impressionism.

When I find an intriguing scene, I ask myself, how can I make this photograph different from all other photos of this scene. To do that, I impose my order, excluding somethings and including other things; I may take the photo with an unusual lens or from an unusual angle; I may blur the picture or parts of it; I may take multi-exposures and merge them; and I wait for the right moment or return at another time.  I also try to find scenes that few people have photographed, although in the age of the I-phone that is most difficult.  

In a few pictures I have taken a traditional shot or replicated a classical scene with my own twist. My black and white picture of the church in Ranchos de Taos draws on Ansel Adams' 1929 and 1941 photos, Paul Strand's 1931 photo and Georgia O'Keeffe's 1929 painting. My black and white photo of Gerald's tree was inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's 1937 painting.

My hope is that you enjoy my photographs as much as I do.

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