Seeing Red, Gray Loft Gallery, located at 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601, February 9 - March 9, 2018. Opening reception Friday, February 9, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.; closing reception Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Hózhó (Beauty and Harmony with Nature), David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510-809-0900, March 2 - May 23, 2018. Opening reception Friday, March 2, 2018.
Some of my photos are available as note cards, postcards, and calendars at my Redbubble shop.
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 scene before me.
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.