Fine Art Photography

When your work talks back to you….

When you work on an art piece, be it a poem, painting, or novel, when do you know you have something worth keeping, something that meets your artistic standards? For artists, this question is often hard to answer. My friend Scott, a musician, put it this way: “When you write piece of music and it starts talking back to you, you know it’s got a beating heart, it takes on a life of its own. It writes itself from then on”.
This concise description of the creative process felt particularly pertinent for me regarding this photo I took with a film camera – the image has always “talked back to me.”
Seattle photographer

I miss seeing Simon (Seattle Family Portraits with a beloved pet).

He was called Si, short for Simon. He lived next door and grew up with kids, ever since they were born. He was a good dog. Last few years were tough on Simon. I saw him often struggle taking a pee in the yard, his body shaking and trembling with each step, his coat so gray. I often heard his name being called as it was part of the neighborhood sound. A few weeks ago I learned that Simon is no longer living next door, that he needed to move on and be let go of. I find myself thinking of Simon here and there as I go on with my busy days. Yesterday, while working on a computer, I found an old file folder and discovered a series of images I took of Quinn and Simon last summer while I visited the neighbors for a chat. I recall I was moved back then how Quinn was with Si, kind and tender.  I made few photos and forgot about them. Here they are. Hi Simon! Hope you are well, wherever you might be.

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Photography Show

My Medium Format Work will be showing at The TPN Gallery Walls in Seattle.

Along with three other artists, I was offered a show at TPN ( The Production Network) Gallery Work in Seattle. My medium format b&w pieces will be displayed again. The TPN Gallery Walls Project Reception: February 8th, from 5:30pm- 7:30pm. The show will stay up for 4 months – through May! I hope to see You there.

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