Upcoming Photography: The Full Spectrum, April 28 - May 30, 2015, North Valley Art League, Carter House Gallery, Caldwell Park, 48 Quartz Hill Road, Redding, CA 96003, 530-243-1023. Opening reception Saturday, May 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Saratoga Library Art Wall, 13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070-5099, 408-867-6126, September-October 2016.
From destruction grows a garden of the soul
Images from my series, "From destruction grows a garden of the soul" are available on a calendar and note cards at Redbubble. There's also another calendar there with my black and white landscape images.
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.