An award winning photographer from Huntsville,
Alabama and four time past
president of the Huntsville Photographic Society. He's won every major award of
the organization and is a two time recipient of their Presidents Award, and holds
the rank of Master in the Society.
His photographs have been published in
several national publications including American Photographer magazine,
and many Huntsville publications. In 1992 he received a Merit Award, from the
show juror, retired Life magazine photographer Ed Clark, for his color
dye transfer composition Une Marriage en Paris
In 1991, his silver print composition Pierre's
Blossom was accepted by the juried exhibition show: "The Classic Cliché,
Southern Magnolia", sponsored by the State of Alabama Council of the Arts.
The same year another of his silver prints, "Dogwoods" received an
Honorable Mention from the Tennessee Valley Art Center.
In 2007 four of his prints were included in the State of Alabama
Photographic Exhibition "Alabama Originals: A Sense of
Place" in the Alabama Artists Gallery sponsored by the Alabama
State Council on the Arts.
Beginning 2011 he is and exhibiting member of the "Goldsmith
Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary nature artists. An artist group
formed to bring awareness of the Huntsville sanctuary.
I photograph to explore the effects of
light on various subjects, whether they are people, animals, trees or rocks. I
attempt to record these effects, then present the results to the viewing
audience to both entertain and evoke meaningful responses and emotions - to
consider what I considered.
Since the Internet Age, there are literally millions of pictures
available to see. Almost anyone with a digital camera can produce good
pictures and some do it consistently. Some make absolutely exquisite
pictures. This abundance of images shouldn't deter anyone from their
hobby or art.
My personal preference is to produce monochrome (black and white)
images on paper. I'm enthused to pursue my art with this media. For me,
the camera capture is only the beginning. I begin with the
captured image, usually shot in the RAW format. I prefer to compose and
fill the frame with the subject. I've created a disciplined
approach to printing that emulates the physical techniques I did in the
darkroom. I call it "Inchiostro". I'm
able to use the darkroom techniques of burning, dodging, and contrast
control plus numerous other "digital tools" available. I
often run "test strips" to allow me to view and
refine the image to my standards.
I produce very limited edition prints,
usually no more than five prints per edition. I do the entire process, from
producing the negative to making of the print.
Each image is meticulously
printed and toned for archival properties. It's numbered, dated and
signed on the verso and each print comes with a signed certificate of
authenticity including any photographer's notes.