I have much work ahead of me and greatly appreciate the continued support of my friends, family and benefactors.

Please consider purchasing my work or donating to my supplies fund.

 

 
 
 A year of hard work and significant progress - from loose low-contrast prints to stretched canvases with powerful range.

A year of hard work and significant progress - from loose low-contrast prints to stretched canvases with powerful range.

Tecate-Fueled Science in the Darkroom

Sharp curses muttered to a muted red glow. Clack clack of a staple gun. A party rages outside and the walls vibrate with heavy bass. Spin the portal door and step into the light. Scrutinize test #7 as the dilated-pupil party-people ponder the sudden appearance of this gas-masked Genie. The music is clear and the conversation chaotic. Test is too dark. Not enough contrast. Spin the portal and snip test strip #8. Try again. 

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I swear this is more magic than science. I can do the same thing twice and get two different results; an alternate definition to madness. Intuition is key and I can feel mine developing among the many variables. Materials, formulas, procedures, timing, technique, application, preservation, display. My art universe expanding at an accelerating rate, the more I look at it, the bigger it gets.

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I began my darkroom experiment in the Summer of 2016 working with liquid emulsions applied to various materials from wood to metal. My current focus is on large canvas pieces. My passion comes from coupling craft with creativity. The ability to design an image with my mind and pursue it with my hands. I build my own frames and stretch my own canvases, priming some and leaving others with a raw look. The process itself is my secret. I am a self-taught photographer and my darkroom knowledge has grown in a similar way through extensive experimentation and a relentless pursuit of my dreams and ideas. 

 
 
 

Sketches

Charcoal Monsters to Spaghetti Devil's, my biggest focus of 2018 so far has been sketching (charcoal, ink, pigment & water) and adapting my creations to my darkroom printing technique. I try and make something new every day and am quickly amassing mountains of paper. Check out my completed pieces under the charcoal section of my for sale page.