I was born and raised in the land of red rock and arches, in the southeastern part of the state of Utah, in the United States.
With a magical moment in a college darkroom, when a blank white piece of photo paper developed before my eyes into an image, my childhood love of art transformed into a lifelong passion for the medium of photography.
For over three decades my photography has encapsulated an eclectic range of subject matter. I’ve been intrigued and inspired by everything from the uniqueness of the human face and form, to the historic footprints left by man on the land and of the beauty of the landscape itself, throughout the United States and the world.
My photographs represent the outcome of my vision as translated through the passion I feel in my heart. They are the elements of my ongoing visual journey. They are the outcomes of the variations of my thoughts and evidence of my presence in the places that I have been, the things that I have seen and of the people I have experienced. With a click of the shutter they tell of the moments that have paused me in my footsteps long enough to awaken me from life’s visual slumber.
In a life of fabricated meanings, photography gives me the opportunity to question definitions and visually redefine reality. It takes my mind to a place where known verbal labels of subjects disappear and are replaced by subconsciously unique visual forms. Fan Dance- Transformation is my most recent series of images in which I have tried to capture an essence, found between light and darkness , in that moment that luminosity tells a story through the dance of push and pull of our form and energy. Einstein said that matter is energy, energy is light and that we are light beings.
My lighting has always been influenced and inspired by master Renaissance painters , like Caravaggio and their use chiaroscuro style lighting . The isolation of the subject and emotional tension in the image add to the impact of the narrative.
Since 2005 I have been honored to have been able to take part in over 125 solo and group exhibits, across the USA and internationally in Greece, Hungary, France, Italy, Canada and in Spain. My images have been published in multiple books and magazines and have been collected by both individuals and museums. I have also taught annual wet plate photography and cyanotype workshops for the local University since 2017. In 2022 I will begin teaching private photographic workshops.
I believe that art is created when passions of the artist connect with passions of the viewer. I would like to thank everyone at Dodho magazine for the opportunity to present my passion to you. [Official Website]