About

I have been interpreting, re-interpreting and distorting the environment around me using a camera since I took my first photography classes at the Evanston Art Center in the late 1970s.   Often when visiting a museum I’ll become distracted by the building and pay more attention to it than the artwork I have come to view. It’s always been about structures, still life, inanimate objects.   Lately it’s splitscapes (that is, digitally cutting up an image) and obsessively photographing little houses with large cacti in front of them.

Do people still discuss what type of camera equipment they use or whether they practice black & white or color photography?  The only questions that interest me are: How does the image best express itself and reflect my feeling when I fired the shutter?   Did I capture what I saw, or think I saw, or wished I’d seen? Do I have to distinguish between these options? I feel like the camera and I are in collusion to either tell the whole truth, a partial truth, or lie through our teeth.    The answer to any of these questions could be ‘yes’, ‘no’, or ‘maybe’.

We don’t know a millionth of one percent about anything.
Thomas Edison


Group exhibition, Lens 2018 International Juried Photography Exhibition,  Perspective Fine Art Photography Gallery, Evanston, IL;  San Pedro Mono, Juror: Paula Tognarelli, 2018

Solo exhibition, In the Hothouse, Antaeus Theatre, Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Center, Glendale CA,  2018

Group exhibition, Vistas, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX;  Siuslaw.  Juror: Dan Burkholder, 2017

Group exhibition, 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Nominee: Huntington, 2017

Group exhibition Quiet Landscape,  PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT,  Honorable Mention,  Salisbury,  Jurors: Jacob and Alissa Hessler, 2017

Group exhibition, International Monochrome Awards, Honorable Mention, Stonehenge, 2016

Group exhibition, 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Honorable Mentions: Better Off, Vigilance, Runners up: Back Stairs, Construction, Tube, Mendocino, TV Age, Chinatown, 2016

Group exhibition, Alphabet,  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX;  San Pedro.  Juror: Carol Golemboski, 2016

Group exhibition, 10th Annual International Color Awards, runners up: Tartu Dress Shop, Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Broad Window, Sao Paulo, Diver with Petunias, The Mailbox, Tailor, Services Included, 2016

Group exhibition | open call, Barnsdall LAMAG, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA; Playtime at JPB,  2016

Group exhibition H2O,  A Smith Gallery and East Main Grill, Johnson City, TX; Sunnylands.  Juror:  S. Gayle Stevens, 2015

Group exhibition, 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, Runners up: Steve S, Best Reception, Inside Henry Miller, 2015

Group exhibition Blue, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX; Blue Henge.  Juror:  Arthur Meyerson, 2015

Group exhibition Magic,  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX;  Stay Out, Conjuring Gladys, Waiting for Treament.  Juror: Fran Forman, 2015

Group exhibition, 9th Annual International Color Awards,  Honorable Mention:  Sao Paulo Market , Runners upAqueduct, Altino Arantes View, San Pedro, 2015

Group exhibition, Brand 43 Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center,  Glendale, CA;  Nancy’s Celebration,
Juror: Jack Rutberg, 2014

Film shoot | still photographer, feature film What Remains, Enter to Exit Productions, 2008

Group exhibition, Brand 36 Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper;  Dennehy’s Dead Marriage (Eva Mason Award),  Her Better Self (Burbank Fine Arts Federation Award),   Juror:  Lita Albuquerque, 2008

Group exhibition,  Photo Chimera, 10 California Photographers, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA;  Good Neighbor Suzanne, Fatal Distraction,
Juror: Gloria Williams Sander, 2007

Group exhibition, Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA; Into the Light, Juror: Jim Morphesis, 2007

Film shoot | still photographer, short subject film, Tea Time, Cinearts/Knukkahed Productions, 2006

Group exhibition, Tropico Artists Collective at Seeley Lofts, Glendale, CA, 2006

Group exhibition, Tropico Artists Collective at Nickelodeon Studios, Burbank, CA., 2006

Film shoot | still photographer, short subject film, Dissonance, Strong Eye Productions, 2006

Group exhibition, Tropico Redux, Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA, 2005