Artist Statement

Over the past thirty years I have shot thousands of picture: of people and landscapes and travels and things. It’s been a fun but unfocused photography career. I haven’t used my darkroom for over three years: I don’t own a digital camera but love my ancient manual Canons. Somehow I have always returned to objects in my own personal environment, those I have chosen and are part of my life.

The eagle is my political statement: he’s proud but stuffed. The owl is Cuban, and the Buddhas are from Thailand. Everything else is part of my household jumble representing my small personal scene as opposed to the huge world outside my home. Here I feel secure: it’s unlikely terrorists will interrupt the disorganization. Due to the present state of our country and the world I feel somehow flattened, two dimensional, which makes most photographs seem irrelevant.