Beyond the Photograph My artwork originates from an idea or something interesting I find in our environment. I am influenced by hiking in the wilderness, ambient music, yoga & meditaion.
Connection with My Artu I hope you will feel something while enjoying my images. It may be a fond memory, or more complex emotion. Perhaps the color and texture just speak to you. In any event, I invite you to explore and get to know my work.
The Process The images are photographs I've taken, often (but not always) multiple exposures combined into a high Dynamic Range (HDR) image with some digital magic and touchup. I also use different light than you may expect to capture the scene in a unique way.
Usually more depth waits to be discovered beyond raw, initial 'shot', as beautiful as it may be. Photography & digital darkroom techniques allow me to 'uncover the depth' & create images ranging from realistic to surreal-looking 'digital paintings'. It may be simply bringing out an object I saw when I took the shot or maybe something I found while editing. The processs may involve combining exposures, filtering and / or painting with a palette of colors from the image - a lot of plalying and exploring for sure.
Prints You will find my prints available on canvas, sealed & stretched ready to hang on the wall, or fine art paper matted & ready for framing. I use only archival materials in production of these 'giclees' - printing on my Epson 9900 using HDR inks directly onto media made especially for the high quality links.