i make photographs using large wooden view cameras—the kind typically used during the nineteenth century and still widely in use today. my cameras range in size from 4”x5” up to a hand made 16”x20” that i built in 2002.
i first began using large format cameras in 1994, when my interests were moving toward a more technical application of photography and a measured approach to the medium. for more than two decades my work has been centered around the precision of large format cameras and the approach to image making they invite.
most recently, my work has involved using both film and large scale paper negatives sensitized with platinum and palladium metals. these unprintable negatives are displayed as finished works of art and underscore my interest in minimalism, photographic process, and the depiction of light and space.