I photograph in black and white as a way of introducing abstraction to a scene. Photography in the absence of color is, by definition, a departure from reality. Although I love to travel and photograph the exciting and unusual, I often find images that evoke more meaning in the everyday. For me capturing these images involves a deliberate process of searching for and ultimately visualizing the familiar, forgotten or unnoticed in an extraordinary way. The more I photograph, the more I see and appreciate the beauty in the ordinary. I sometimes employ slow shutter speeds to alter the reality of a place and to create a feeling of mystery.
I work digitally utilizing available light. I post-process single images in Photoshop, converting them to black and white with an emphasis on establishing rich tonal relationships.
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