Every image…each person, place or thing, presents a unique moment in time, reflecting specific character & essence.
Truth, beauty, joy, love~light.
Introspection~a conversation of the mind, a glance or connection…the human condition, the moment’s experience. Individuals~Artists~Sweethearts…birds in flight~poetic natural vistas gracing earth, sea, & sky.
There is no poetry, comparable to Nature, or the presence, of the human experience.
island vistas, urban vignettes~precise perspectives, human expression~archetypes!, special gatherings. Whether it’s flowers~orchids~tulips, ferries~boats, barns, birds~wild geese, chicks n’ roosters, ducks n’ cows, california coast~ojai~santa barbara~big sur~berkeley, pets pups alpacas, bovines, children~newborns~ families~seniors, weddings, images for business, garden beauty.
Whether it’s you in all those funny hats, at the lake in summer holding your cadmium yellow squeaky balloon by that rich barked old growth wisdom grandmother cedar~or walking the labyrinth at noon with that aha smile, resounding with one deep OM. Kissing your groom for the very first time, or simply finding that middle way within a grove of trees, or a moments pause, sitting in your favorite chair. a remembrance for your children and grand children~ these are the images I love to photograph, celebrating experiences~treasured photographic memories & keepsakes.
An honor to have photographed the individuals in “people~digital collage”. Bottom row: Notables: Al Young, Poet Laureate Emeritus, California 2005, Huston Smith, brilliant scholar and author of “The World’s Religions”, Michael McClure~original beat poet extraordinaire~the photo resides in McClure’s UC Berkeley archives, Sam Hamill~Activist~Poets for Peace. On row just above, lady on left~beautiful & strong Makere Ruka Te Koraka, “Elder” of The Waitaha people~who reminds us to bless & honor all waters and seas. Robert Moran’s granddaughter Betty Burns, in photo #2 at top, with husband, John Burns. Precious Mary, with sparkle, to the right.
I have engaged in photographing people and place for decades~starting with film photography and the trees in Big Sur, the people in downtown L.A. sitting on benches, archiving the old film photographs from the movie industry at The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts, and Sciences. My photography includes a wide array of images & themes, images for interiors, publications, media, posters. Black & white, color, sepia, vintage. Each variation in color palette is selected to suit the content and mood of that particular image.