I entered college late (I was 33), but upon taking the art requisite, I fell in love with the language of photography. In 2000, I graduated from CSU Sacramento with a BA in Studio Arts. I am privileged to have studied photographic art under Jim Ginney and Roger Vail. In addition, I have attended workshops given by Al Weber, John Sexton, and Kerik Kouklis.
My subjects are varied and reflect my interest in the glories of smaller, intimate scenes. The tools of the medium, as I practice it, include 35mm film, 6x7cm film, 4x5 and 8x10 sheet film, flatbed scanner, and digitally made images. In the past I have used a Nikon 8008s and F4s, a Mamiya 7, a small Sony digital point & shoot, or pinhole cameras to make many of the images found on these pages. Currently, I am using a Nikon D700. Ultimately, all images are digitalized and my darkroom is my computer. All images are made on an Epson 2400 printer using archival pigment inks on archival photographic papers.
My images have been in several shows including: 1998 California Works, California State Fair; 1999 Common Ground - Alternative Processes in Photography, UC Davis; 1999 California Works, California State Fair; 2002 Visual Edge 2002, Photography’s Full Circle; The Pinhole Perspective, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento; 2007 An Enduring View (a solo exhibition), Camera Arts, Sacramento; 2009 California Works, California State Fair; 2011 Black, White, and Shades Between - Space 15, Sacramento; 2011 California Works, California State Fair
Portfolio drawer at Viewpoint Gallery, 2015 J Street, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95811-3124. The website is at: www.viewpointgallery.org.
Flowers on Main, 318 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667.