Taking photographs is my passion, obsession and life-long love!!
It was love at first sight at the ripe old age of 12. I was absolutely mesmerized by the magical appearance of my first photograph coming to life in the liquid of the developer. And I’ve been hooked ever since!
I only shoot black-and-white and still use film. I do not crop! I strongly believe that the image should be correctly composed inside the viewfinder while on location. I do not use the computer to manipulate my photos in any way, other than to tone or laboriously hand-paint the pieces. My friend said there are two births to my photographs—one for the shooting and one for the painting.
My 8 year old daughter once asked me, “Why don’t you just shoot in color Mom?”. My explanation was simple, “Because you don’t get to pick the paint palette.”. I believe the painting should enhance an aesthetically balanced and well composed image. If you take away the color, the image should still be able to stand on its own merit as a beautiful B&W photograph.
I hope you enjoy the images throughout my website! If you would like to see other bodies of work, discuss a project or schedule a commission, please feel free to send me an e-mail or give me a call.
I would relish any input or questions you might have about my work!