My photography is informed by having been a painter since the early 70's. That practice influences the color, atmosphere, space, and organization. It determines the purpose of my photographs.
The landscape - monumental geological phenomenon - has been my primary focus. Initially, the camera served as a vehicle for visual notations on the environments I explored throughout the world. It was a reference tool for my large-scale paintings.
But, beginning in 2000, Photography became an end in itself, another way to respond. It provides an alternate mode of investigation resulting in atypical views where nature is abstract, ambiguous - often aerial and sometimes mysterious. The lens allows for close examination of the multifaceted, intricate structures of nature, movement and light in real time. It can also reveal broad, expansive, vertiginous vistas.
I am frequently told that my large images resemble paintings or prints. They seem to possess more of that sensibility than a strict sharp focus adherence to verisimilitude.