La Mesa, California
Fine Art Photography
I have been taking and making pictures since the days when it made your fingers smell (aaahhh… fixer). At first I lamented the departure of film, but the digital medium certainly has its advantages. While I do some computer processing of most of my images, I try and limit it to things that I could have done in the darkroom. It is important to me that the pictures are not overly synthetic.
The series of paper images began quite by chance. While shooting some food pictures, I realized that the paper I was using as a backdrop was quite interesting on its own. And as I worked more with paper, I came to see it as the perfect subject: it’s cheap, comes in an almost endless variety of colors and textures, and is quite willing to sit for hours for multiple shots while I cut, fold, and fiddle with the “pose.”