Refining Dreams

Refining Dreams

As I venture into the world of color I feel it is important to keep my vision of dreams. With my black and white work it often evokes a dream or mysterious quality for viewers. It is always wonderful to hear customers share the stories they get from one of my photographs. Black and white itself separates most of us from reality since most of us see the world around us in color. My work with wet plate collodion, gelatin dry plate, salt prints and cyanotype print take it a step further.

Intro to Large Format Photography Workshop

Intro to Large Format Photography Workshop

Large format camera have long been the standard for serious photographers, and still is—even in this digital age. This workshop will be great for anyone wishing to learn how to use a large format camera such as a 4x5 view camera using traditional black & white film. It will also be a great introduction to large format landscape photography.

Exhibition: The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show

I'm honored to have been chosen to have one of my pieces in the The Biennial Kenosha & Racine Invitational Show at the H.F. Johnson Gallery at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This new exhibit begins a biannual survey of Kenosha and Racine artists who have regional and national exhibition records and is bound to be an excellent exhibition! 

Dates: Jan. 9-Feb. 25, 2017
Opening Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
262-551-8500
https://www.carthage.edu/art-gallery/
 

Solo Exhibition at Re:Vision Gallery in Kenosha, WI

I will be having a solo exhibition at Re:Vision Gallery at 4625 Sheridan RD in Kenosha, Wisconsin from January 1 - 29, 2017. Opening reception is Saturday January 14th from 6-9pm.

I'm honored to have a solo exhibition at Re:Vision Gallery in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a couple reasons... I grew up in Kenosha and recently moved back to the area after 26 years of living in Milwaukee and then Colorado. I had some of my first exhibits in Kenosha at the Upstairs/Downstairs Gallery and Gallery 124 (I later became the gallery directory of Gallery 124). It is also great to see Kenosha's gallery scene growing with Re:Vision Gallery, Lemon Street Gallery, Artworks, Left of the Lake Gallery, Anderson Arts Center, and probably more that I'm missing! It is great to see how much Kenosha's art scene has grown and I'm happy to give back and be a part of it again.

 

Color Landscape Gallery Added

sand-dunes

Most people know me for my black and white landscape photography, but I've always shot color along the way too. Back in the day I shot a lot of 4x5, 120, and 35mm transparency film, and these days it is digital for my color work.

With my color landscape photography, I am still trying to go for the dream-like, mysterious look that I have in some of my B&W photograph—especially the wet plate collodion work. To get this look and feel I often spend hours in Photoshop working on an image until it fits the vision I had in my mind when I first shot the image. 

I've added a new gallery of this work to my site and plan to offer prints in 2017.

The Best Camera Is....

stormy-lake-michigan-photo

As the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. Which was definitely the case today when I decided to take the long way home so I could drive past the lake after being in the the studio all day. 

Have I mentioned that I'm enjoying color photography again? Yes, I am!

Refining Visions

I feel that life is about refining your visions, learning, growing and generally moving forward instead of staying stuck or moving backward. What works for you, and what doesn't? With the things that do work for you, how do they work with people and things around you?

This website of mine is a great example of refining my visions as it has changed and evolved constantly over the twenty years I've had it. My photography and art has also changed and evolved and improved over the thirty or so years that I've been doing it.

As I refine my visions of my direction with photography I keep seeing how much I am fulfilled by doing landscape photography. I'm happier when I spend more time nature as opposed to in the studio or at the computer. There is a deeper connection I feel out in nature and it seems important to nurture that connection.

Feel free to follow my journey as I refine my vision and explore.