Farm Shed Door now available at Saatchi Art

A photograph of a old used farmshed with door and broken waterspout.      Farm Shed Door

‘Now you must not take anything for granted when you are looking at a picture. Never do that. Every single little tiny space on that page works and counts.”

William Eggleston

I am an artist and admittedly I see the world through different eyes then most people; I see the beauty in things that may be considered boring, decrepit, overlooked, rusting, deteriorating, or mundane.  I enjoy photographing this subject matter which could be described as banal, boring and everyday. What seems at first to be a simplistic image is in fact quite complex and nothing in the frame can be taken for granted.   These images are meant to be hung on a wall, to be viewed, to be studied and to be questioned to reveal their inner beauty.  These images are just not “pretty pictures.” read more

Industrial Scaffolding now available at Saatchi Art

Industrial scaffolding next to a industrial warehouse

A image taken early Sunday morning of industrial scaffolding erected to repair a industrial plant’s roof. Inspired by clean, documental, industrial, and architectural photographs of the past along with the relatively “new landscape” style of photography. I often find silence, beauty and silence while I record these pieces of man made functional art.

A interesting article to read and something that hits close to home:  http://bit.ly/2rUfpba.

Somewhat like the author I too am a failed artist or photographer. In my twenties, thirties and forties I used to constantly think, eat, read, write and dream photography along with hustling and photographing as a profession. But then came the moment I put down my cameras, turned off the computer and walked away. As time moved on I sold most of my camera equipment including my trusty large format Sinar, film holders, lenses, stands, studio lighting flashes and darkroom including a large D2V enlarger. Thru multiple possession purges I gave away most of photo book and monograph collection. I even got a retail sales job in a big box store which to my amazement enjoyed and still do to this day. read more

“Urban Mailboxes” Now available at Saatchi Art

“I was living in Monterey, a place where the classic photographers – the Westons, Wynn Bullock and Ansel Adams – came for a privileged view of nature. But my daily life very rarely took me to Point Lobos or Yosemite; it took me to shopping centers, and gas stations and all the other unhealthy growth that flourished beside the highway. It was a landscape that no one else had much interest in looking at. Other than me.”

Lewis Baltz

Urban Mailboxes,” a 10.7″x16.13″ black and white “new landscape” image printed on hahnemule german etching paper using archival inks on a inkjet printer is now available at Saatchi Art in a limited edition run. read more