By the early
seventies I'd gotten tired of the many hours spent in a
small darkroom with nasty chemicals for company. I sold
my color darkroom and left photography until two years
ago, the start of the new millennium.
On my last birthday,
my crew gave me a digital camera... ostensibly to take
pictures of our building projects. Little did they know
what they were getting me into! The software opened up a
whole new world for me. Imagine - a dry darkroom in a Box
that you can work at in full light! This, combined with a
good scanner, allows me to process film images as well.
It might not be
exaggerating too much to say that it changed my life;
certainly, I'm an avid photographer again - the chief
difference at this point being, you will note, a total
lack of people in these pictures. I can do everything I
could in a darkroom, as well as "stitch" consecutive
images together to create both horizontal and vertical
I make all my own
prints on cold-pressed watercolor paper with water based
inks. The engineers at HP tell me that these colors,
though water-soluble, should be at least as resistant to
U.V. as standard color photographic emulsions.
I have also started
producing a line of panoramic landscape-photo note-cards,
which fit a standard business envelope format.
Please contact me for
more information about my photographs.
PO Box 569
The Gallery of Alleghenny College, Meadville, PA
- mid sixties
Glide Urban Center, San Francisco, CA late sixties :
photos of the AIM occupation of Alcatraz
photos of the poor peoples march on Washington
The Cooper House, Santa Cruz, CA - thru
Tasting-Room/Gallery of Mendocino Specialty Vineyards -
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