Always Pouring, 2018, archival photographic print, 9 x 12 inches
Yellow descending, 2022, archival photographic print, 5 x 5 inches
Blue edge, 2022, archival photographic print, 5 x 4.75 inches
Not so still life, 2022, archival photographic print, 5 x 5 inches
2020 view, 2020, Gicleé archival print, 18 x 18 inches
Midnight Sun, 2015, archival photographic print, 15 x 15 inches
East 53rd Street and 5th Avenue, 2015, archival photographic print, 15 x 15 inches
Shadow lines on gray, 2022, archival photographic print, 5 x 4.75 inches
2455 passing, 2017, Gicleé archival print, 15 x 15 inches
I received my BFA in Design, with an emphasis in photography and illustration, from the Kansas City Art Institute. Since then I have pursued a career as a graphic designer and illustrator for nearly 30 years. Over this time I have refined my skill as a visual storyteller – using graphical elements and composition as my visual language. In recent years, my pinhole photography has become an illustrative form of communication for me. Using camera, film, light and movement now as my means of expression to tell the stories of places and moments in time.
I am inspired by the temporal and unpredictable nature of the world around us. My photographs function as impressions of places–my attempt to capture in-between moments. Using a lensless pinhole camera, I am able to record incidental visual elements—coalescing light, movement, forms, and colors. The resulting dreamlike landscapes and cityscapes compel the viewer to interpret the images through the lens of their own memory and experience.
My pinhole camera is a simple camera comprised of a wooden box without a lens but with a tiny pinhole that serves as the aperture. Also known as camera obscura effect, the light passes through the pinhole and projects an image of a scene on the film plane on the opposite side of the box. The photographic camera with lens, developed in the early 19th century, was an adaptation of a box-type camera obscura.