Artist Statement

August 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Photography has always been my passion-a camera, my constant companion. 

 

My never ending fascination with the intricate subtleties of light and shadow and a love of the natural landscape are lifelong influences.  Black and white photography affords me a creativity and freedom from the emotional influences of colour and allows you, the viewer a unique response to my images.  

 

I choose to work with black and white film and often with large format view cameras. I believe  the challenges are worth extra effort. The subtleties and clarity of large film, the focus on texture, lines, shapes and tones, all  come together in my darkroom in the process of creating traditional silver photographs which you see here.

 

My work is transitioning to Platinum/Palladium prints. This century old process produces subtly toned prints with a modern twist which includes using digitally produced negatives. I love this way of working. It extends my photographing to times and places where it would not normally be possible for me to use a large format camera.

 

What else has influenced me? The art of photographers like Eugene Atget, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston all of whom created timeless beauty; as well, a love of nature, a lifetime of travel, interesting faces and relationships, foreign landscapes, rocky shorelines and ocean cliffs, archaeological ruins and ancient mountain paths. I use my cameras everywhere!

 

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