Mechanicals

Closeup image of a Steam Engines drive gears.Mechanicals

“Mechanicals,” a closeup image of a working steam tractor’s drive gears.

This image of drive gears from a steam tractor was almost never published and at one point I thought was lost forever along with a lot of my images. Two months ago I suffered a hard drive crash and gained a new brick paper weight.  No problem I thought, until one late night trying to recover the images on the crashed disk I erased my other archival backup!  I live in a rural area, the cost of backing up terabytes of files on the cloud is cost prohibitive.  My flower images were gone, my flower photos were gone, this worked image was gone except in the unworked raw form.  Luckily enough my raw images from the past two years of shooting were on another still working hard drive. read more

Antique Steam Tractor Firebox

The raging inferno inside a steam tractors firebox.Antique Steam Tractor Firebox

I am a fan of all things mechanical; the older the better.  For some unknown reason I have a special spot in my heart for anything steam and/or kerosene powered. Audrey says I love all things rusty, but this is not necessarily so.  What I do love is photographing the restored details, the wear, the tear, and the workings of these behemoths.  I can be lost for hours photographing these machines, climbing up onto them with the owner’s approval, climbing underneath for a closer look and sometimes merely moving my camera inches for another composition.  “Antique Steam Tractor Firebox,” is one of many images not yet published. read more

“Holland Marsh Farm Shed” now available at Saatchiart

Details of a farm shed located at Holland Marsh

Holland Marsh Farm Shed

Holland Marsh Farm Shed” When photographing this shed my inner dialogue stopped; all that could be heard was the distant hum of farm machinery and I  was inspired by the often overlooked.  This work is inspired by Lewis Baltz along with the “New Topographics” photo movement.

Three years ago I had picked up my camera and was happily photographing whatever interested me at the moment in my free time.  One day it would be snowy landscapes, as the weather warmed it would be flowers, then it would be a old car show, followed by a antique steam engine show. read more