There is a story behind every image that I capture. When I look into the eyes of someone in one of my photographs, I am captivated by their presence. In my landscapes, I seek the wisdom of the past. Leaves, a cave, a pile of stones, all represent the soul of a place.
The colors and mood of light are a constant source of inspiration. I translate my images into printed work using all different types of media, including fabric. My background in alternative photographic processes, such as platinum, palladium and cyanotype has expanded the way I look at photographs. I use various cameras in my work. A large format camera is irreplaceable.
When I created “Ethiopia from the Heart”, the reproduction of my images into book form brought my photography into another dimension. Sharing the book with people around the world is a humbling experience. The "Ethiopia from the Heart" book project and tree-planting in Ethiopia is detailed on this site.
Studio lighting and field photography are my favorite subjects to teach. Showing others what is possible to create with lighting techniques brings the student to the next level in photography. I lead photography excursions in the US and Ethiopia. Field excursions allow me to interact in a more focused way with those I am teaching. Some of my teaching venues are listed below.
F/STOP STUDIO Cultural and Landscape Photo Tours Ethiopia Photo Safari
The Washington School of Photography, Rockville, MD
Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Art League School, Alexandria, VA