After 50 years of concentrating on the art of black & white photography, I still find myself amazed at the depth, richness and beauty, which can be achieved within 10 shades of gray. While my work has moved through various stages & venues, I find I've returned to "straight" photographic techniques. Using a pinhole (lensless) camera has also became a main key of my photography. My photographs tend to focus on themes that show the effects of time within our environment. Not as a comment on our place in time, but as a record of the unalterable consequences of time; whether it's nature or man-made, everything must, and does, give way to it. I treat each scene not as a documentary, but as a portrait, with the resulting photograph printed as accurately and faithfully as possible. I shoot 35mm, medium format and large format cameras, with or without a lens, film only (mostly, but have been known to shoot digital). All my b&w photographs are printed on silver gelatin fiber based photographic paper with archival processing and selenium toning and are 11 x 14 and/or larger. My prints have been in numerous shows, published in both book & magazine formats, and bought by many collectors. Most of my art/time/work is using black & white film, but I have been known to use color film as well.
I teach adult-ed photography classes at the Edina Art Center; and a proud member of the League of Upper Midwest Pinholers and f295.
I also survived a traumatic brain injury (10/2003). What's your superpower?