Welcome to my website!
I used to consider myself first and foremost a traditional black and white landscape photographer. My photographs are made to be seen on paper, not metal, and have the depth, texture and clarity of photographs made by the masters, Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, etc. My black and white images were mostly taken with a 4x5 Wista view camera, but I also used roll film cameras.
Since 2009, my photographs have been taken with high resolution, full frame digital cameras. These cameras take photographs in color, and to get a B&W image from them I must convert the color image to B&W in post-processing. I currently use the 46 MP Nikon D850 camera. Black and white photographs have excited me since I first saw an exhibition of Ansel Adams photography. The power and beauty that could be achieved by the elimination of color from the image was fascinating to me. The composition, lighting, textures, and patterns become more important to the image when there are no colors to overpower those qualities.
Since I have worked with digital cameras I have also made color images, when the color image is substantially better than the image converted to B&W. However, I still first try to photograph subjects that will look good in B&W.
The color portfolios on the website include traditional landscapes, duotone images, and digitally created (from photographic images) fantastic images I call "Florascapes", as well impressionistic looking color images.
I have recently added images I took this fall (2018) in the Eastern Sierra, around June Lake and Conway Summit, east of Yosemite off CA highway 395. Some of these images are shown below. Hope you like them!
All the images you find here are available for sale, although not all images are available in all sizes. Use the Purchase a Photograph button to see current pricing. Please contact me using the Contact the Artist button if you would like to make a purchase.