“Futility of Memory” is a photographic series created with long exposures of the artist with a variety of props and dresses taken during sunrise on Lake Huron in Michigan, USA. The images show the artist immersed in water and interacting with second hand clothing and props taking on symbolic meaning through the fluidity of motion blur. The props used address how futile it is to try to control or change that which cannot be changed – as seen in trying to cut the water with a saw or fill the Great Lake with a pitcher of water. The second-hand clothes represent the memories that we discard as we engage with the mortality.
Below the Surface
“Below the Surface” is a multiexposure self-portriat project that questions how honest we are with ourselves and finds beauty in distortion and aggressive layering.
New York City
The city that never sleeps…and rarely disappoints the curious photographer.
For twenty years, we lived on the Hudson River in Weehawken, NJ. On countless mornings I woke before sunrise and wandered the waters edge of Weehawken and Hoboken to photograph the view that is always changing and whispering beautiful promises that new pictures are just around the corner.
I love to explore with camera apps and making photographs in less than perfect conditions. All of these images were photographed with my iPhone and the app SlowShutter and processed in Snapseed…if it is raining in NYC and you have a colorful umbrella I will follow you!
China is a country of wonder, history, fantastic food, culture and incredibly friendly and helpful people.
Cuba seduces with color, texture and personal grit.
I cannot keep my eyes off of the changes in weather, motion and moods of Lake Huron.
I carry this little camera with me wherever I go and it is an among little powerhouse!
Creative collaboration with generous and patient muses…
Photographed with the app AveCamPro and processed with Snapseed on my trusty iPhone.
Writing books is both a solitary and team effort…with the solitary requiring endless weeks alone with my keyboard and the team effort being a positive force that supports, checks, suggests, consoles and encourages one to continue. My team always included Beth Millett, Wayne Palmer, Séan Duggan, Dennis Dunbar and James Porto all of whom said ‘yes’ to our collaboration before they had any idea how much work finishing a book really is. Thank you!