Vision Statement

As a photographer, I am attracted to the underlying structure of things, and to the way the forces of nature – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Gravity, Light, and Time - imprint the material world with their magic.

Some of my images border on the abstract. By extracting, isolating, or separating out" a certain element of a photographic subject, it becomes simplified to a more basic, fundamental form.

The “Mixed Vantage” portfolio explores the human experience of spatial perception. Our field of vision at any given moment is limited to one position and orientation in space. Turn slightly in any direction and it changes. These studies involve capturing multiple perspectives of a space within a single photograph.

Other work examines the relationship between objects, space, time, and light. Slow-capture images blur the borders between objects and the space that surrounds them. Movement of the subject or the camera adds the element of time, creating a more impressionistic interpretation of the subject. 

Photo:  Self-Portrait with Sheers


Education

  • University of California, San Diego   BA in Visual Arts / Communications
  • Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA       Major: Art Education

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Background

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, my passion for art began at a very young age. I moved to California to complete my BA in Visual Arts and for a number of years, painting and mixed media were my preferred creative mediums. Then the gift of a digital camera rekindled my love of photography.  This coincided with a move to the scenic Monterey Peninsula, an environment that inspires my work today.


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