Upcoming Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art, Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94596, 925-295-1417, September 21 - November 16, 2014. Reception Sunday, September 21, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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.