Finding The Light

 Posted by on October 22, 2015
Oct 222015
 

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I’m working on an installation involving a bright white light seeping out from behind a thin tear in the black wall. I like how I am aware that it is just a wall, but the effect created makes it feel like there is another space exterior to the wall… While working and observing the installation I had to pause to take a self portrait with the strange glow.

Snow Cloud

 Posted by on October 18, 2015
Oct 182015
 

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On my drive home I saw a few large snow clouds in the distance. I pulled over in a parking lot at the top of a large hill, took out my telephoto lens and got this shot. I think the distance and perspective was just right… Looks like the cloud is melting away.

Circular Sticks

 Posted by on October 9, 2015
Oct 092015
 

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I had gathered a bunch of sticks from my yard many weeks ago but had no plans for them. An idea finally came to me inspired by a portrait of Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher, meditating in front of a beautiful circular wall hanging. I began to cut the sticks and wrap them together using twine.

Cyanotype + Fire

 Posted by on October 8, 2015
Oct 082015
 

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Cyanotypes are paper coated with light sensitive chemistry. With this in mind I splashed pure alcohol on the paper and lit it on fire over and over again. The final product is an abstract in black & white & blue, along with a few holes from burning. Perhaps I should continue this process.

Strange Waters

 Posted by on October 4, 2015
Oct 042015
 

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This photograph was not digitally altered in any way. While hiking around the Lehigh Gorge State Park I noticed a strange color in the water. The way the sun was hitting the green trees on the hill and reflecting off this river created a really weird yellow glow. Even to the naked eye it felt unreal.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

 Posted by on September 27, 2015
Sep 272015
 

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The supermoon eclipse was a truly beautiful experience. The last time this occurred I was’t even yet born, and the next time it happens again won’t be until 2033… I got lucky and had clear skies so I set up a tripod, 200mm lens, 2x teleconverter and took exposures all night. Here are some of my shots edited into one image.

Inkjet Leaf Ashes

 Posted by on September 23, 2015
Sep 232015
 

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I picked a leaf, pressed it and photographed it. I then lit the leaf on fire, collected its ashes, mixed them with a little water, and poured the liquid into an empty inkjet cartridge. The final product is a digital inkjet print of a leaf using itself as the medium.

Inspire: Paul Friedlander

 Posted by on September 14, 2015
Sep 142015
 

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Friedlander is a studied physicist turned kinetic artist, and an inspiration to my work. He is/was a professor at Cambridge but also found a way into art-making. His work can fill a giant room, or be held in your hand. The installation depicted here was created by spinning strings really quickly while projecting light onto them. Strange moving but somewhat static shapes fill the space around you. See more at http://www.paulfriedlander.com/

Moon Trails

 Posted by on August 22, 2015
Aug 222015
 

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This is a thirty minute exposure of a half moon setting on a cloudy night.

Farm In The Fog

 Posted by on August 21, 2015
Aug 212015
 

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I woke up before 7am and saw a beautiful dense fog outside my window. Any photographer would get excited about this. I then decided that driving around and making pictures would be a better use of time than sleep. This is a panorama I took right up the road.

The Dreaming State