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. 
 

 

Exhibitions

            2020-   Lightbox Photographic, Astoria, OR  

                        Juried entry into “PNW 40”

 

            2020-   Praxis Photo Art Center, Minneapolis, MN  

                        Juried entry  “Open Theme”, Ann Jastrab juror

 

            2020-    Foto Nostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 

                         14th Julia Margaret Cameron Group Exhibition 

 

            2020-   FotoFest 2020, Art League of Baytown

                        Juried entry into “Imagery: Shadow and Light”

                              Catherine Couturier juror

                        Honorable Mention award

 

            2020- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                        Juried entry into “Water”, Douglas Beasley juror

 

            2019-   Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA 

                        2019 International Juried Exhibition,

                               Paula Tognarelli juror

                        3rd place award

 

           2019- Foto Nostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain 

                       13th Julia Margaret Cameron Group Exhibition 

 

           2019- Monterey Pacific College Art Gallery, Monterey, CA

                      "What is the Question" 2 person show

 

           2019- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                       Juried entry into "Unconstrained"

                             Catherine Couturier juror

                       Director's Honorable Mention

 

            2019- Camerawork Gallery, Portland Oregon

                        "Earth Etchings"  Solo show

 

            2018- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

                       Juried entry into "Interiors" Elizabeth Avedon juror

                       Director's Honorable Mention

          

            2018- Rogue Art Gallery, Medford, Oregon

                        “What is the Question?”  2 person show

 

            2018- Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California

                        Member’s 2018 Juried Exhibition, Charles Cramer, juror

 

            2017- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

                        Juried entry into “Vistas”,  Dan Burkholder juror

 

            2017- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas

                        Juried entry into “Earth”,  Paula Tognarelli juror

                        Director’s Award

 

            2016- A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas  

                        Juried entry into “Trees”,  Michael Kenna juror

 

             2105- Howard Hanson Gallery, Ashland Oregon  

                        “Beauty in the Time of Climate Change”  group show

 

             2015- Copper Country Art Center, Hancock Michigan 

                           “On Iceland”   group show  

 

             2013- Rogue Art Gallery, Medford, Oregon  

                        “Hidden in Plain Sight”   group show

 

 

Honors

             2019-

                  Critical Mass Finalist

                  Julia Margaret Cameron Awards:

                         Winner nature single image: A Forest Walk

                          Honorable Mention Landscapes: Cosmic Ocean

             2018-

                  Critical Mass Finalist

                  IPA honorable mention Fine Art Landscape:

                        "Earth Etchings" series

                  IPA honorable mention Trees: "Dogwood Forest" series

 

 

Publications

            2020- Black & White, special issue #137  (Print) January 2020 
 

            2019-  Shadow and Light Magazine (Web) November 

                  “Fort Casey” portfolio
 

            2019- Black & White, special issue #134  (Print)

                   "Silent Ocean" series

 

            2018- Lenswork No. 135 (Print) “Earth Etchings”

 

            2017- Seeing in Sixes, Lenswork.  (Print)   “Divine Places”

 

            2016-  Seeing in Sixes, Lenswork. (Print)  “Redwood Portraits”

 

            2014-  Lenswork No. 112 (Print) “On Folded Earth”