Exploring and experimenting is my nature, and by pushing the boundaries during these fleeting moments, I was able to capture the various possibilities in this world of light and shapes. Given technology available today, I would hope viewers would be surprised that these photographs were captured through a lens, and that minimal processing took place afterwards. There are no multiple layers, it is a single capture.
Looking other worldly, my work references the color, shapes, and textures. The images formal aesthetics are similar of contemporary paintings. The intoxicating landscapes of bold colors and dynamic shapes, create excitement that moves beyond the original form and photography.
Captured in nature, these photographs were taken over the past five years by returning in different light and times of day. I continue to push forward searching for additional captures with this series.
These photographs give viewers an opportunity through their own sense of wonder and imagination to enjoy it how ever they choose. Colors and shapes that soothe our soul are inherently different from one individual to another, and when we connect with them, we are deeply moved. Both enchanting and haunting, my work engages the viewer with the flow of mystery.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
2016- International Photography Awards winner
Fine Art / Abstract 3rd Place non-pro division
2016 -Nominee International Color Awards
2016 International Photography Awards / Judges reviewed over 14,000 entries from 125 countries
Fine Art / Abstract : Honerable Mention
2017 Neutral Density Photography Awards / Judges reviewed 6,849 entries from 89 countries
Fine Art / Abstract: Honorable Mention
DREAMS OF JUPITER
2019 International Color Awards Honorable Mention
2018 Tokyo International Foto Awards / Silver Winner
2018 International Color Awards, Fine Art / Abstract Honorable Mention
2017 Neutral Density Photography Awards, Judges reviewed 6,849 entries from 89 countries.
Fine Art / Abstract : Honorable Mention
2017 Neutral Density Photography Awards Judges reviewed 6,849 entries from 89 countries.
Fine Art / Abstract Honorable Mention
These photographs are not a cohesive series, they are individual images that stand on their own. Shape and form take on a new meaning from the original object. I instinctively see these new origional perspectives with my flow of vision.
This series has has won two winning awards on a Global competition platform. First with the Toyko International Foto Awards in 2017 and The Black and White Spider Awards in 2018.
This is a still life macro project with flowers. Intentionally having a very short depth of field and choosing a very specific angle of focus to express the flower through lines, soft colors, shapes and tonality. I wanted to create a sense of mystery as if the flower had impenetrable rumors stirring within.
8”x8” 3/20 1/ AP
Black and White version has won a Nominee award with the 13th Annual Spider Awards Global Competition.
CONTEMPORAY ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES
This series, although, varies in colors share a shape and mystery of a landscape we can connect to. For five years I explored the dynamics and lighting to achieve a creative expression where there are similarities with the work despite being strikingly different from each other. All were taken with a single exposure, not created in photoshop, and no additional layers added in the computer, only minor adjustments with minimal processing occurred.