Paintings I started painting after seeing images I
knew I could never capture on film. I have had just a
few painting classes, one on color theory/mixing and one
on design. I decided early on I shouldn't take more classes
as I liked the style I quickly developed and I didn't
want some painting expert to correct all the mistakes
I was (no doubt) making. I don't sell my originals but
I am happy to paint any size "original copy"
Black & White: People Series.A Street Photography
series I started in 1989 and have worked on it every year
since. I started this series using a Plaubel Makina 6x7cm
folding camera but switched to my Hasselblad 500cm for
its quieter shutter (with the mirror pre-released) and
am now using my Leica MP and Mamiya 6 as well. These are
all taken with a wide angle lenses standing about 3 feet
from the subject. I have great fun with this project,
I am constantly amazed at just how close I can get to
most people. They don't notice I'm in their face! Tokyo
was the most difficult city to photograph in, quite often
I would be the only non-asian in the area so people noticed
me and my camera right away.
Black & White: Amerikana I
am attracted to the darker side of America. Large cities
such as Detroit, Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Chicago, all
have areas we as Americans should be ashamed of, and we ought
to be doing something about. I started off calling this
my "Urban Blight" series but have since renamed
it because not all in this series is sad and depressing;
just typical American. These are images shot mostly with
a Hasselblad 500c/m.
Days in San Francisco, in the Spring of 2005 with
just my Leica MP and a 50mm lens and pocket of film. San
Francisco is one of my favorite American cities, no doubt.
As of December 2007 I have published my first book. It's a retrospectivce review of my black & white street photography of People. Order Book Here!
and Cards are available of all images. Cards are $3. Black
& Whites prints are $125 for 16x20" prints, 8x10s
are $85. Other sizes/usages available. All prints are
"wet printed" by me to Illford archival standards
on fiber-based photo paper (Bergger or Illford) and selenium
Boina is my little gallery/work space/espresso bar.
It's located in downtown Ballard.
This is where I paint, scan and process my images, and
hang-out. My studio is open by appointment.
tips. A few tips I would pass along: worry more
about taking photos than what you take the photos with
(not easy, I know). Consider using techniques such as
hyper-focus to control what you want to be in focus. Learn
the Sunny-16 rule and switch off you auto-everything camera.