Looking Back Looking Forward, Black & White Magazine No. 124, December 2017 (available now). Upcoming Beyond Landscapes, Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA, 94601, 510-499-3445, November 10 - December 8, 2017. Opening reception Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00, in conjunction with Jingletown 2nd Friday. Closing reception Friday, December 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Nature's Way, LightBox Gallery, 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103, 503-468-0238, November 11 - December 4, 2017. Opening reception Saturday, November 11, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Holga and Friends Out of the Box, Tammy Cromer Photo | Gallery, 2543 Farmington Street, Dallas, TX, 75207, 214-430-7148, November 11 - December 30, 2017. Opening reception November 11, 2017.
Salon at the Triton, Triton Museum of Art, 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA, November 11, 2017 - February 4 , 2018. Opening reception Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
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.