Welcome to my website!
I consider myself first and foremost a traditional black and white landscape photographer. My photographs are made to be seen on paper, not metal or just on a screen. I try to make them have the depth, texture and clarity of photographs made by the master photographers, such as Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, etc.
Initially, my black and white images were taken with a 4x5 Wista view camera, but I also used roll film cameras, like the Pentax 6x7 and the Yashica Mat 6x6. 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 102 MP Fuji 100S medium format 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 without color 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 now use a digital camera, I also make color images, when the color image is substantially better than the image converted to B&W. However, my primary aim is to make photographs in B&W.
I have many B&W portfolios on this website, arranged by location or subject. The color portfolios include traditional landscapes, duotone images, and digitally created images (images originally from photographs). I call these images "Florascapes". I also have impressionistic-looking color images.
I have recently added some black and white images to the website, 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.