As a Fine Art Photographer my first interest is in creating images that can stir our emotions and un-conscious feelings. The basis for my abstract and photographic work is fractals.
At an early age I discovered my interest in art and my ability to draw. My favorite subject was comic book characters. At age 10 the door to the world of photography opened up when Mom gave me a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera. A love affair with photography and the arts has continued since then. In the Air Force I was a Precision Photographic Processing Technician; I processed and printed aerial recon film from planes. In years following I attended Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University, Tyler School of Art as a Photography Major while working full time in Information Technology Systems for the Federal Government, holding jobs ranging from computer operator to Asst. Chief of Information Technology Division.
As a Fine Art Photographer my first interest is in creating images that can stir our emotions and un-conscious feelings. The basis for my abstract and photographic work is fractals. Their repeated patterns and shapes are found in many of my compositions. My photographic interest is in center city geography, architectural structures, tree, leaves, rain drops and clouds relate to my fractal abstract art. As part of my process I like blending digital and photography elements in an image. I prefer to use very little manipulation, other than cropping and some exposure or sharpness adjustments. I like to solarize some images. It can set a mood or different feeling that I am looking for in an image. I enjoy doing photo constructions. I construct a scene from several photographs often building a large 3D collage. As a little quirky thing I will change the juxtaposition of building or things from the original photo to where they are in the collage. It’s a method I use to visually fool the viewer into seeing a scene that doesn’t really exist. It also allows me to create space and give it added depth when giving a more 3D effect. I am very much inspired by the ambiguities of colors found in the universe. Brilliant color abounds in my work. Print paper is a critical piece in the final print. . I have stepped away from the traditional archival papers used by most photographers. I have explored the use of various papers and plastics thus pushing the traditional boundaries for a printable material. The use of various papers has become intrinsic to my process. The different approach to the printed surface also aids me in creating a different effect to a particular image. My photographic work includes but not limited to images of center city Philadelphia and New Hope, Pa areas, Times Square, NY and New York City, Boston, Cape Cod, MA and Montreal, Canada, Bucks County landscapes But I simply love photographing those things right around me, right outside my window things. As a digital abstract artist my current work is based on fractal geometry. Mathematical equations used to create patterns and shapes that are repeated to infinity. I seek to uncover the graphic elements of color, shape, line and repeated patterns not usually seen by the viewer. I often spend hours at the computer working with endless combinations of math equation to compose jubilant and exuberant abstract images that I often see as an eruption of modern surrealism.
I have exhibited in many juried shows, a few galleries and in PA, NJ, and OH and currently represented by River Queen Artisan Gallery, Lambertville, NJ. I am in the art collections of The Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Good Sheppard Physical Therapy Center, Michael Nutter, and Mayor of Philadelphia and some art admires.