Atmosphere Ethereal Sea and Landscapes
In a time of great challenge throughout our world, I seek to capture, and foster preservation of, the spectacular natural beauty that still exists on Earth. Each of my photographs stands alone as a testament to the astonishing visual feast that remains on our planet for those willing to seek it out. My sea and landscape images focus on capturing transitory conditions of light and atmosphere as a metaphor for the fleeting nature of life itself. These images memorialize a moment in time… never to be repeated. I am drawn to these theatrical moments when elements collide to form moody, ethereal, and dramatic scenes.
Of the Wild Intimate, Close-up Animal Portraits
It is in various forms of captivity that I find the animals and birds for this series. They are protected from me and I am protected from them. My images capture the life force that is simultaneously controlled, yet untamed. I am drawn to their eyes as that draws the viewer into the frame. The framing device jolts the viewer from reading the images as a cliché. By abstracting the eye or face from the rest of the body, I force an intimate exchange of energy and focus between the image and the viewer. These images make us confront the dignity, personality and identity of these magnificent creatures and remind us why, they too, so desperately need our protection.
Flow Isolated Portraits of Jellyfish
The sea is filled with luminous creatures, floating in water, graceful and weightless, and elegant as dancers. Mysterious as the ocean itself, they are dynamic in form and shape. In aquariums throughout the world these creatures are on display for human enrichment and I rejoice in having the chance to record their natural beauty, luminous colors, and fluid varied shapes. If only for a photographic moment I enjoy inhabiting their world beyond the human condition of gravity, muscles and bones.