Upcoming 200 Yards @ Calumet, Calumet Photo, 2001 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA, 415.643-9275, June 15 - July 8, 2013. Third Thursday reception June 20, 2013.
Time in a Can, Fundacion Diario Madrid, Calle Larra 14 28004 - Madrid Tel: 91 594 48 21, June 24 - July 30, 2013.
Transitional landscapes and other mysteries, Remedy Salon and Gallery, 1195 65th Street, Emeryville, CA, 510-547-5000, July-August 2013.
Saratoga Library Art Wall, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070-5099, 408-867-6126, September-October 2016.
Welcome to Falling Through The Lens
At a photographic workshop years ago, the instructor encouraged students to “fall through the lens.” Although I’m sorry to say that I no longer recall which instructor said that, or what else happened at that workshop, I’ve carried those words with me.
Falling through the lens (or the pinhole) means allowing myself to be drawn to or moved by what I see, to experience its emotional and symbolic significance for me in that moment (even if that content isn’t readily accessible verbally), to become absorbed in the process of making a photograph – a silent interaction between me and the subject, whether the subject is a landscape, a tree, a river, or a rock. To fall though the lens means to set aside thinking and control, for the most part.
I hope that my photographs will convey experience as it’s lived subjectively, especially in the dreamlike moments that we may not always notice as we go about our lives.
All of the photographs on this site are protected by copyright and may not be used in any way, for any reason, without my specific written permission.