Statement of Approach  
 

You will not find a single human figure in my work, but it is nonetheless very much about the human condition — our fears, our dreams, our history, our creativity.  Each series of my photographs is motivated by various crosscurrents of these concerns.  Post-structuralist thinkers would have us believe that images have no meaning except as seen through the lens of a particular culture, but this seems unlikely to be completely true since, going back far enough in our evolution, we all derive from the same primitive culture.  This common origin would seem to imply the existence of some common perceptual mechanisms and at least some shared cultural legacy among Homo sapiens everywhere.  My approach owes something to both the modernist attempt to intuit universal insights and the more pragmatic, culture-oriented, postmodern approach.  The latter does little to explain our remarkable creative capacities and dreams, but the former has little to do with political, social, and economic realities.  Our fears seem to straddle both camps, fueled by our imaginations and by objective reality.  My goal is create work that reflects a synthesis of these rather disparate conceptual systems in order to realize more fully the nature of our human heritage.

Most of my images begin as conventional film capture, predominately 8"x10" with some 4"x5". In some cases you will find both color and black & white images from the same camera setup and here, with few exceptions, both b&w and color film were used. Films are digitally scanned, processed in PhotoShop, then printed by me with archival pigment inks. Color and b&w images undergo completely separate editing procedures according to their different interpretive intents. A very few images have been made by combining a mosaic of digital-capture images into a single high resolution image. This approach, though more demanding technically than single-image capture, can result in images with resolutions exceeding that of 8x10" film.

 
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Exhibitions and Other Credits
 
  Double Nominee for the Professional Fine Art Category in the Tenth Annual International Color Awards 2017 (30 nternational jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Portrait Category in the Tenth Annual International Color Awards 2017 (30 nternational jurors)  
  Triple Nominee in the Professional Fine Art Category in the 11th Annual (2016) Black and White Spider Awards (33 international jurors)  
  Nominee in the Professional People Category in the 11th Annual (2016) Black and White Spider Awards (33 international jurors)  
  Nominee in the Professional Portrait Category in the 11th Annual (2016) Black and White Spider Awards (33 international jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Architecture Category in the Ninth Annual International Color Awards 2016 (9 nternational jurors)  
  Honorable Mention in the Professional Architectural Category in the 10th Annual (2015) Black and White Spider Awards (44 international jurors)  
  Double Nominee in the Professional Architectural Category in the 10th Annual (2015) Black and White Spider Awards (44 international jurors)  
  Four-Time Nominee in the Professional Fine Art Category in the 10th Annual (2015) Black and White Spider Awards (44 international jurors)  
  Five-Time Nominee for the Professional Architecture Category in the Eighth Annual International Color Awards 2015 (22 international jurors)  
  Third Place Honor of Distinction Award in the Professional Abstract Category in the 9th Annual (2014) Black and White Spider Awards (24 international jurors)  
  Four-Time Nominee, Professional Abstract Category in the 9th Annual (2014) Black and White Spider Awards (24 international jurors)  
  Triple Nominee, Professional Architecture Category in the 9th Annual (2014) Black and White Spider Awards (24 international jurors)  
  Five-Time Nominee, Professional Fine Art Category in the 9th Annual (2014) Black and White Spider Awards (24 international jurors)  
  Finalist, 2014 Photolucida Critical Mass (23 jurors)  
  Triple Nominee for the Professional Fine Art Category in the Seventh Annual International Color Photography Masters Cup Awards 2014 (6 international jurors)  
  First Place Outstanding Achievement Award in the Professional Abstract category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Triple Nominee for the Professional Abstract Art category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Honorable Mention Award in the Professional Architectural category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Double Nominee for the Professional Architectural category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Double Nominee for the Professional Fine Art category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Still Life category in the 8th Annual (2013) Black and White Spider Awards (31 international jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Fine Art Category in the Sixth Annual International Color Photography Masters Cup Awards 2013  
  Official Selection in Fine Arts Projects, International Koninent Awards 2013 (10 international jurors)  
  Feature Article in London Daily Mail Online, July 31, 2012  
  Feature Article in Business Insider, August 2, 2012  
  Silver Medalist, Professional Fine-Art Architecture, 2012 Prix de la Photographie Paris (31 international jurors)  
  Recipient Maryland State Arts Council 2012 Individual Artist Award Grant  
  Nominee for the Professional Fine Art category in the 7th Annual (2012) Black and White Spider Awards (22 international jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Architectural category in the 7th Annual (2012) Black and White Spider Awards (22 international jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Abstract Category in the Fifth Annual Color Photography Masters Cup Awards 2012 (48 International Jurors)  
  Nominee for the Professional Still Life Category in the Fifth Annual Color Photography Masters Cup Awards 2012 (48 International Jurors)  
  Featured in the 20 August 2011 Issue of New Scientist Magazine  
  Triple Nominee for the Professional Fine Art category in the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2011 (39 international jurors)  
  Triple Nominee for the Professional Architectural category in the 6th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2011 (39 international jurors)  
  Featured in the Summer 2010 Issue of Slanted Magazine  
  Finalist, Photolucida's Critical Mass 2010 (200+ international jurors)  
  Double Nominee for the Professional Fine Art Category in the Fourth Annual Photography Masters Cup Awards 2010 (32 International Jurors)  
  Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Center 2010 Project Competition (Jurors: Tina Kukielski, Whitney Museum; Nion McEvoy, Chronicle Books; Markus Seewald, Geo Magazine)  
  Nominee for the Professional Fine Art category in the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2010 (41 international jurors)  
  Finalist, Photolucida's Critical Mass 2009 (200+ international jurors)  
  Group Show: Works of Man, June 26 - July 25, 2009, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO (Chris Jordan, juror)  
  Triple nominee for the Professional Fine Art category in the 4th Annual Black and White Spider Awards 2008 (30 international jurors)  
  Work Featured in "Issues in Science and Technology" Magazine, Fall 2008 Issue  
  Group Show: July 1-18, '08, 19th International Juried Art Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, New York, NY (Elisabeth Sussman, juror)  
  Finalist, Critical Mass 2007 Juried Competition, Photolucida, Portland, OR (200+ international jurors)  
  Group Show: Jan 2- 26, '08, 2nd National Juried Art Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY (Irving Sandler, juror)  
  Group Show: Sep 6- Oct 5, '07, Will's Creek Art Survey 2007, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD (Jeffrey W. Allison, juror)  
  Group Show: Apr 14 - May 28, '07, Art of Photography Show 2007, Lyceum Theater Gallery, San Diego, CA (Tim B. Wride, juror)  
  Group show: Feb 9 - Mar 3, '07, 6th International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bestheda, MD (Catriona Fraser, juror)  
  Solo Show: Sept 12-30, '06, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  
  Group Show: Sept 2-27, '06, Alpan International Art Competition, Alpan Gallery, Huntington, NY (Donald Kuspit, juror)  
  Group Show: June 14- July 16, '06, Images 2006 Art Competition , Robeson Gallery, State College, PA (Annette Polan, juror)  
  Group Show : Dec 6-24, '05, Galerie Gora, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  
     
  Representation  
  Galerie Gora, Montreal, Quebec, Canada  
  Photo-Eye Photographer’s Showcase, Juried On-Line Gallery