The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
Fine Arts and Crafts
Fine art photography emphasizing natural and man-made textures and designs.
Starting shooting seriously in the urban Atlanta area lead me to architectural subjects, and close-ups in particular. The lines and textures of the buildings, old and new, offered many opportunities. Over time I developed a style I call "Tactile Photography" with the goal of involving the viewer to be able to "feel the texture", the roughness of the wood or the chips of peeling paint. After more than a decade away from the viewfinder, I resumed my photography in August of 2004, switching to the digital format and now shoot with digital SLRs, post-processing in the digital darkroom. Having also worked in a chemical black-and-white darkroom, I appreciate the wide range of options available today. As a resident of Brevard, I continue to find even greater opportunities to explore my vision of photography in the architecture and nature of Western North Carolina, which offers an unlimited palette of patterns and textures.