Photography: Digital, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown
About the Artist
I grew up in Southwestern Idaho, in an extended family of educators, counselors, missionaries, all of them visionaries and idealists. Got a B.A. in Music, which of course launched an illustrious career as inventory manager, product specialist, computer salesman, college recruiter, barista, waiter, fundraising telemarketer, freelance landscaper, pest-control ditch-digger, college recruiter again, photographer’s assistant, copywriter, administrative assistant and carpenter. I’m sure I left out a few, but who’s counting? People who count that many “careers” would end up addicted to painkillers, if they had any money, which they usually don’t.
Most of my portfolio was shot by two cameras: a Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex medium-format and a Graflex 4x5 Super D box camera with very old lenses I’ve collected over the years.
Every one of these images is about change and intimacy, and also love. Love in many forms. A curious love, of knowledge; a nostalgic love; a thirst for intimacy. Nearly every image I've taken began with a desire for romance, and I think anyone would agree that they are all romantic – from antique autos, to people of all kinds, forgotten places. I fall in love with them first, then my own process of change and intimacy is set in motion through the photographic process.