Portraits I

Portraits I
Making portraits is a recent expansion of my work, starting in 2008.  I found that by modulating light’s brightness, direction, color and contrast in the studio I could paint something of a person’s spirit and personality onto their form and features.  Combining designed light with my backdrops and sets creates infinite possibilities for adding dimensions of personal energy, aspirations and story.

Lyrical Places

Lyrical Places
These scenes captured my attention because I found they had a poetry about them.  The photographs are more metaphor than truth. They offer visual pleasure, but also seem fertile with emotions, memories, dreams or associations that appear universal.  In a way they’re undeveloped, they need your involvement to complete their meaning.