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Oakland, California, USA
These works evoke memories though storytelling, which helps suspend the viewer in a different time or place. My current series focuses on traditions, ideals, and activities sprouting from the 1950s. These timeless compositions show the beauty in family, childhood, and generations, often evoking a nostalgic feeling and reflection of the past.
Society preserves history – old diners, movie theaters, gas pumps – living relics of the past. Authenticity plays an important role when researching and gathering my reference materials.
I photograph models so every detail (from costumes to props) is true to the era , Location is equally observed: I visit events that celebrate the 50s, such as the 2012 Rock and Rod Festival in Monterey California. It is easy to capture the spirit of the decade enjoying classic cars, the music, its modern influence and of course, the vintage apparel.
Be-Bop’s Diner represents a wonderful classic gem. The sun illuminated the Diner sign beautifully as I drove through a small town in Northern California. I felt like I stepped back into another time as I viewed the candy colored sign and neon pylon shining from the circular diner.
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