I am interested in the natural landscape as an abstraction of reality and simplify composition to focus on the most important subject in the scene. My work is printed in monochrome because the elimination of color forces the viewer to concentrate on the essential elements; light, form and texture. Content is not unimportant in my work because I am attracted to beautiful and noble subjects, but ultimately the subject is less important than how it is depicted.
Making photographs is an act of discovery, both in capturing the image in the field and in printmaking. In the very early days of photography viewers were fascinated by the detail of the photographic process. One such statement by an unknown Parisian reviewer was made describing the details in a daguerreotype, published in Alphonse Donné, “Le