I’m a Pennsylvania-based photographer working in classic film and darkroom techniques.

Technical:

I use three film cameras:
a hand-built Phillips 8x16” ultra-large-format view camera, a 4x5” field view camera, and a medium-format Hasselblad. I work with only the available light and no distortion filters or digital altering. Images are printed by me in a traditional wet darkroom. I prefer using film, feeling more of a connection with the cameras and darkroom.

Bio:

My photography is about telling the story of a place.  I grew up on a farm and later lived in California and New Mexico where I worked as an aerospace engineer.  I eventually moved to a rural Pennsylvania farm where I continue to photograph and print using traditional darkroom techniques.  Current photographic projects include: rescued animals living at sanctuaries, changes in rural life and the Amish community around my hometown, anthracite coal miners at bootleg mines, old slave cabins throughout the country, and old-growth forests.

Selected Awards & Exhibitions:

  • Royal Photographic Society, International Print Competition, Bath, UK 2014
  • Selected for the New York Times Portfolio Review, NYC, NY 2014
  • Solo exhibition, Hard Coal, Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle, PA 2014
  • Hoyt Center for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Juried Exhibition, New Castle, PA 2013, 2007
  • 2013 Portraits Exhibition, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • First Prize, Photography: Art of the State', State Museum, Harrisburg, PA, 2012
  • 'Black & White Photography,' Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT 2011
  • Merit Award (Landscape/Nature), Black & White Magazine, Single Image Contest 2011
  • Semi-finalist, ‘Hasselblad Masters’ Copenhagen, Denmark 2008
  • Yosemite Museum Gallery, Yosemite, California Fall 1998
  • Grand Prize, Natural World Photography Competition, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1994