My work is an introspective and meditative look at landscapes, both natural and manmade. I also create dream-like still life scenes in-studio. The depiction of quiet places, both physical and imaginary, is a recurring theme in my work. It is also about seeing the unseen; since most of my pieces are of scenes most people would walk by without even noticing.
More recently, I’ve been getting away from the standard concept of photography as perfectly crafted edition prints and have begun creating large one-of-a-kind pieces. With my pieces where I tile prints together and use tar to divide the image, there is a sense of looking at the scene through a window. The viewer is inside looking out, separated from nature, an observer and not an active participant.
The majority of my work is created in black and white using large format cameras and traditional film and historic processes, such as handmade glass negatives and tintypes. My work is printed both traditionally in the darkroom as well as digitally with archival pigment inks. I hand mix many of my own light sensitive silver gelatin emulsions and use historic printing processes, such as salt printing and cyanotype. I also use beeswax, shellac, tar, and metallic pigments on some of my works.