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Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA
Steps to the Sun
Fine Art Photography
As a native New Englander, I learned the value of the environment at an early age. Throughout my years of camping, hiking and living in a rural area, it helped cement a respect and adoration for the great outdoors. I entered college as a business major, but soon realized my family roots and abilities were truly in the art world.
Through a handful of classes, I gained experience working in a dark room and discovered my interest in film photography. It wasn’t long after a Graphic Design degree that I employed my design skills behind a lens. After a move to the Lowcountry of South Carolina, I purchased my first medium format camera in 2010 and began photographing the southern coast.
While I embrace technology by printing archival, giclée prints, every one of my images are captured using 120mm film. I believe that too much technology– over digitization in the process– waters down the craft of capturing an image. I feel there is a certain art to not only capturing light on a negative, but being able to create a final product from the tangible.
I choose to shoot in black and white because it provides a unique set of challenges. I must strip down my subject of color and represent it in its true form. Shooting in black and white relies on subject matter and layout and while color evokes emotions quickly on the surface, my photos challenge the viewer to pause and look deeper into the image to see the beauty and mystique within.