A photograph is a moment in time. It’s what you do with it that matters.
Photography has been an integral part of my life from an early age thanks to my father’s influence as a commercial photographer, painter & sculpture. Growing up with a camera in my hands, I developed a deep appreciation for capturing moments frozen in time. To me, a photograph is not just a snapshot; it’s an opportunity to be creative and bring my visions to life.
I enjoy in the instant gratification of digital photography, being able to witness the results instantly and envision how they will evolve during the post-processing stage. Currently, my focus lies in my series called “Under the Bridge” where I still use my old trusty 2013 Sony RX100 ll cameras. I created my first bridge shot in 2015 but for the past 2 years I have been heavily photographing under bridges on highways from a moving car. I shoot with the built-in flash only at night thru the sunroof. I do not look, and I only get one shot. I get some misses with only a piece of the bridge, and they are in my portfolio as well.
For several years now, the Sony RX 100 Mark ll camera with its remarkable 1″ 20-megapixel chip has been my trusted companion. I have 3 Mark ll’s and each camera yields a different effect, influenced by differences in the chip. However, one constant remains: I always shoot in raw format, enabling me to retain the purest essence of the captured scene.
While my shooting style has remained consistent since the mid 80’s, the recent series of bridges has propelled my work to new geometric directions. The thrill of shooting in the dark without looking through the lens and later in post processing evokes memories of working with film, patiently awaiting the development process. I once owned my own lab, again allowing me the instant gratification of fast film processing. Much of my work appears almost black until I process the raw files. The revelations that unfold before me continue to amaze me.
I believe in the importance of preserving the raw essence of every photograph, I always shoot in raw format. Additionally, I have developed a series of saved developments in my digital lab, progressing through various pre-established variations before fine-tuning the final result.
During my career as a commercial photographer, I specialized in Light Painting within the studio environment. This allowed me to indulge in the vibrant color saturation and atmospheric moods that I was able to create. Now, I have discovered a new avenue for expressing that same desire.
In addition to my passion for Fine Art Photography, I have also honed my skills as a Web Designer, Textile Designer, and Mac Technologist. These diverse pursuits fuel my creative spirit and enable me to explore different avenues of expression.