SELF PORTRAITS

Fine Art PrintsBio
Helping with the Harvest, South Dakota, 1985, 1/15

I don’t know why I have taken so many self-portraits or what meaning they might have as photographs. But I have been taking them steadily since I first started out as a photographer in 1978.  Many of them were/are reactions to conscious or unconscious stimuli, moments presented when the camera was ready. Others were set-ups, experiments with equipment and/or printing processes, attempting new techniques.   And some were made out of reflex and habit to satisfy the urge to click the shutter, not to make any type of statement.

Self-portraiture confuses me.  Like many people, I rarely like a photograph of myself and feel self-conscious when a camera is pointed my way. I would much rather take responsibility for making my own image and the consequences incumbent upon it.  As I edit the self-portraits, I try to forget that these are in fact photographs of me and choose images that I like, that are able to stand alone. I continue to make self-portraits and will post new ones as they are made.  These images were made with a wide variety of cameras and printing techniques.  Some are one of a kind and have been sold.  Many were printed from black and white negatives and are available in limited edition silver gelatin prints.  Many are current digital based images and are available in editions of 15.  If interested, please inquire about pricing and availability.

Pinholes from Civita di Bagnoregio (a portfolio)

I lived in Civita di Bagnoregio for 32 days from mid-November into December of 2019.  I received  a fellowship from the Civita Institute to photograph the old Etruscan hilltop town with my pinhole cameras.  I took my 120 film pinhole camera (the "Zero"), my 4 x 5 inch...

Innards: Pinhole Landscapes

I have posted a lot of these images before but now I am hopeful that I can make them into a portfolio and put it up on this website.  Here is the statement that I have written about these images: The images in this collection are made on color negative film,...

NIGHTTIME

Featured image:  Stanley Ave South and South Albro I have been working since 2013 on a project called NightTime. These images were all made within the neighborhood where I live near the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.  The neighborhood  is a mixture of industrial...