Reflections 2016

Welcome to "Reflections 2016," my online photo journal for sharing thoughts, "sketches," and works in progress. 

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Reflections 2016 Posts:   

December: "From Dusk to Dawn," "Night and the City" (scroll below)

November: "Mixed Vantage," An Inquiry into Spatial Perception, Multiple Fields of Vision (below)

October: "Reflections in Color,"  Fisherman's Wharf

September: "The Monochrome Image," Comparing Black & White with Color

August: "Low Tide," 17-Mile Drive

July: "Renewal Unfolding," Summer Exhibits and Publications

April 30th: "Structuro Novo,"  New images in the Structura Gallery

April 11th: "Spellbound by the Sea," Ocean Plants and Animals

March 27th: "The Carpe Diem Capture," Carmel River Beach

March 12th: "Nude Studies: Form and Motion,"  Figure Sketches

February 14th: "Ice," Images from the new Ice Gallery

February 1st: "Exhibitions and Visual Literacy," Sequencing and Display of Photographs

January 17th: "The Bridge, the Fence, and the Footpath," Big Sur and Asilomar State Beach

January 1st: "Self Reflection," Self Portrait Studies

Reflections 2017 Posts

December 5, 2016    From Dusk to Dawn 

"Working at night immerses the photographer in a somewhat alien, often insecure environment that heightens senses, speeds up the pulse, and reminds us that we humans are not nocturnal creatures."

- Lance Keimig, Photographer and Curator

I am honored to have my image Into the Dark #1 selected for the Online Gallery of "Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn," an exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont through December 30th. The catalog for this exhibition has inspired me to further explore nocturnal imagery.  I've included below some additional quotes by Lance Keimig, the juror for this exhibit, along with some of my recent studies.

"Night photography often appeals to our romantic sensibilities - images conveying a strong mood or atmosphere...a sense of mystery... are hard to resist."

"The quality of light in nocturnes can be captivating. The long exposures that are often required turn pinpoints of light into star trails."

"Perhaps no other photographic endeavor better illustrates the profound difference between the human eye and the camera."

November 5, 2016   "Mixed Vantage" 

Back in my March Reflections, I featured a picture-in-picture image titled 180 Degrees, which combined East and West facing views of a sunset. I was intrigued with the idea of capturing different views of a space, but in the same moment in time. I had planned to further explore that idea of time/space relationships. 

My new “Mixed Vantage” Series is just such an inquiry into spatial perception. As humans, at any given moment in time, our “field of vision” is limited to a view of the world from a particular position and orientation in space. Turn slightly in any direction, it changes. How many possible “fields of vision” could we perceive within that same space and time?  

The first images in this series incorporate mirrors into the landscape.

Two framed prints are featured in an exhibit called "Polished: Mirrored Photography", through November 30th at the Marjorie Evans Gallery, Sunset Center in Carmel, CA.


This image is like a puzzle. The multiple viewpoints blend together, forcing your eye to move across perspectives. Once you determine the plane of reflection, the ambiguity is resolved.


The inversion of perspective is what inspired this image…the rooted trunks and fallen debris are captured at the same time as the canopy of the trees and sky beyond. The lighted plane guides you in... reflections turn into shadows. 


This image captures an intersection of dimensions. The mirror creates a unique plane that divides the space into horizontal sectors (what is above and below) while the foreground branch and grasses in the background create vertical sectors (what is in front and behind).

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