______________________About My Photographs______________________

All of my photographs are shot on film and printed in the darkroom using traditional photographic techniques.  I print all of my photographs on quality fiber-base paper.  They are archivally processed and toned in dilute selenium toner or sepia toner for added permanence and tonal enhancement.  I use only acid-free, archival matting materials.  The mat board is acid-free 100% cotton rag board.  Nearly all of my current work is created using a 6x7 medium format camera.


____________________The Photomontage Process____________________

I create my surreal black-and-white multiple image photographs, or photomontages, in the darkroom using traditional photographic methods.  No digital manipulation is used.

Most of my images require the use of a multiple enlarger setup.  The process usually involves selectively exposing two or more negatives, each in a separate enlarger, in turn onto a single piece of photographic paper. Other forms of manipulation are sometimes used to create the desired effect.  Each photograph is printed individually from the original negatives.


________________A Note About Images on the Web Site________________

For those of you who haven't seen my work in person, I would like to emphasize that the scanned images reproduced on this web site in no way begin to show the tonality, sharpness and detail of the original photographs.  (The old scanner I have doesn't help matters.)  Unfortunately the internet is a great equalizer as far as quality is concerned. It can make poor photographs appear better than they are by hiding the flaws, and make good quality prints appear ordinary by hiding the print quality.  (I've purchased work from other artists that looked great on the internet, only to be disappointed in the print quality when I received them.)

The display of imagination that goes into creating my images should be evident and not hidden by the shortcomings of these digital reproductions.  I hope you enjoy looking at the photographs on this web site.  Thanks!

All photographs on this website are copyrighted by me, the artist.

Thanks for visiting my web site.  Please check back once in awhile for updates of new photos and show listings.  Thanks very much to all of you who support my work.  It's very much appreciated.

Please share this website with anyone who you feel might be interested.  Thanks!
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Ansel Adams compared photography to music.  He compared the negative to the score and the print to the performance.  Do you think fine art photographers should print their own work?
Yes, a real artist prints his/her own work.  Creating a fine print is at least half of the art.
I have more respect for photographers who do their own printing, but it's OK if they farm it out.
It's perfectly fine if a photographer chooses to have his/her photos printed by a lab.

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I'm working on a project of photographing old signs.  Suggestions appreciated.   click for info

"The Edge Of Narnia"
Consider the following quote from Ansel Adams.  He offered this thought in 1944, long before the invention of quick-and-easy digital photography.

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term - meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching - there would be a vast improvement in total output.  The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

~Ansel Adams

The Edge Of Narnia
"Enchanted Gate"
Here are a couple of newer montages.  Both are available as
11x14 prints (in a 16x20 mat) and can be ordered for
$100 each plus shipping.
Enchanted Gate
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Price for this photo in a 7x19 black wood frame:   $85 + $15 shipping
Unframed in a 7x19 mat (or 8x20 if requested):   $55 + 10 shipping

A few different versions are available including Purdue University, Indiana University, Ohio State,
University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, University of Iowa,
Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Saint Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox,
NY Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers.  Others may be available.  Please inquire.
November 16 & 17, 2012

Tipton Library's Fall Festival
at The Tipton County Public Library

Tipton, IN

Fri 6:00 - 8:00,  Sat 9:30 - 4:00
December 8, 2012

Cincinnati Holiday Art Show
at the North Presbyterian Church
4222 Hamilton Ave

Cincinnati, OH

Saturday 10:00 - 4:00