A photograph is a moment in time. It’s what you do with it that matters.
Jaffe

Photography has been an integral part of my life from an early age thanks to my father’s influence as a commercial photographer, painter & sculptor. 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 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 Fujifilm X-T30 ll . 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 through 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.

One constant remains: I always shoot in raw format, enabling me to retain the purest essence of the captured scene. As of 11-2023 I am now using a Fujifilm X-T30 ll with a 16mm lens.

While my shooting style has remained consistent since the mid-80s, 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. I have been using the same series of Photoshop filter packs I created many years ago. I choose between a series of 10 or so filters. this is what has kept the consistency of flipped colors and textures.

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.