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