Medium Format pinhole and toy cameras.
120 film, primarily in monochrome, is the medium.
Editing or manipulation of the images, post-production, is minimal. Use of natural early morning or evening light, plastic lens, warped film planes and long exposures create the effects in-camera.
I was raised in the woods. My childhood was spent exploring the forests around my home. I divided my childhood between two vastly different areas; from the deep woods in Maine to the high country in Montana-I've long had an affinity for the wild places.
My love affair with photography also started at a young age. One of the first cameras I had was a toy Holga. My mother would send me out into the woods with it, and I would bring back rolls of film-little snapshots of my woodland exploits. As I grew so did my appreciation for both nature and the craft of photography. The journey through various techniques, schooling, dark room and digital has led me right back to where I started: with the Holga.
This appreciation manifests itself now in my predominantly monochromatic images of figures silently interacting with their surroundings. Quiet images of solitude or dreamlike vistas presented with a mood and quality that speak to the timelessness of these moments.
Read more about what inspires me here:
Interview: August 2017- The Pinhole Society: http://www.thepinholesociety.org/blog/page/3
Compelling Dreams exhibition: https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/online-exhibitions/compelling-dreams-may-2019
May 2019: Pinhole image “untitled” selected for Compelling Dreams exhibition by Analog Forever Magazine.
March - May 2019: Image “The Reach” featured in the Porto Pinhole exhibition at MIRA gallery in Porto, Portugal.
March 2019: contributing artist for the Picture Your Story exhibition at Central Art Sanctuary via the DoGood Fund in Mobile, Alabama.
January 2019 -June 2019: contributing artist for the Mobile Museum of Art exhibition at Government Plaza, Mobile, Alabama.
October 2018: contributing artist in the Boxes exhibition at the Eastern Shore Art Center in Fairhope, Alabama.
June-July 2018: Image "The Launch" featured in the Plastic Fantastic show at The Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, Oregon.
April-June 2018: Image "Dusk" featured in Curious Camera exhibition at ArtsEye Gallery in Tuscon, Arizona.
April 2018: Featured Artist at Serda's Coffee Company in Daphne, Alabama
May 2017: Pinhole images, "Water Watching" and "The Reach" featured in The Imperfect Lens exhibition at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX.
March-April 2017: Featured Artist at USA Marx Library Gallery in Mobile, Alabama
August 2017: Featured artist in Infinitely Wild show at Spire Gallery in Mobile, Alabama
January 2017: Pinhole image "Solitary" featured in the Dreams exhibit at The Darkroom Gallery in Essex Jct, Vermont.
September 2016-Present: Serpents of Bienville Gallery in Mobile, Alabama.
October 2016: Artist of the Month at Serda's Coffee Company in Mobile, Alabama.