FIREWORKS:  2007-2009

FIREWORKS: 2007-2009

I photographed people with fireworks for the three years along the Duwamish River in Seattle on the Fourth of July.  Initially I was interested in the time exposure, to see just how much I could blend and blur the fireworks, people and the light to create a workable image.  Reviewing the work after the first year, I realized it was the people surrounded by the light and the fireworks that really interested me. I wasn’t making portraits per se but photographs about people  who moved like dancers, within  an atmosphere that was mysterious, intriguing and ultimately unsettling. Shooting these events, I felt like I was in a war zone that was dangerous and at the same time,  incredibly beautiful.  These images were made with digital capture and printed on 17 x 11 inch rag paper with archival inks.   They are available from the artist in a limited edition of 25.  Please contact me for information on pricing and edition availability.  The image Larry’s Sponge Bob Explosion  is available in the Artist Portfolio Series at Art’s Studio Gallery.  Go to for more information.