Petaluma Silk Mill
Project info

I look for beauty and grace in places and situations that most people find to be on the edge of despair. This is intentional. There is a marked spirit of strength in my images. My photos tell the story of triumph, but not in a traditional sense. They show success by morphing, adapting and continuing to exist in a different form. They exhibit fortitude.

My work now reflects intriguing images intended to provoke the viewer. Each image indeed speaks to me and I listen.

Such is the case in my Petaluma silk mill images. My photographs of this beautiful 1890s factory were taken during a two-year period while the factory was closing down, and while no people are featured in the images, I like to think that you can feel the spirit of these workers, their struggles and strengths. I hope you can feel their stories too.