"Photography is not just for capturing an image, it is for opening your imagination and creativity."
"My abstract work takes a form that challenges accepted ideas of what photographs should look like. The title of my abstract work is called: "PhotoGenesis" - The manipulation of the original photo negative into an abstract form. Instead of just capturing an image, I enhance and manipulate the image and let the individual do a self-exploration of what it “is” and how it was created. What it “is”, is not what is essential to me. By use of color, shapes and suggested textures I change what the original photographic image was. My whole purpose is to let the imagination go wild and to spur the individual captivated by an image to ask, “What is that and how does he do it?”
"Fervently I approached nude and figure photography decades ago
with the initial goals to realize the classic beauty of the human
body and find new avenues to express it as artists have done for
millennia. The passion morphed into discovering the erotic as well
as the whimsical; uncovering texture, fluidity of body movement
and how light plays to the mood. Further on, I evolved into more
psychological aspects to what I saw – a play between darkness and
revelation; more “edge” in the message and in the figure."
The Projected Images Series consists of two different concepts:
"NATURE'S PROJECTED IMAGES", is a study in utilizing the largesse of Nature’s bounty – rocks, river stones, raindrops, ocean tides, seashore sand, seashells, flowers, buds, trees, twigs, bark, leaves, trunks, weeds and reeds upon the human nude form of skin, hair, sinew and bone. I’ve captured and transformed from Nature, but she ultimately tells the story for the viewer to find in each image.
"GRAPHIC DESIGN PROJECTED IMAGES", also known as communication design, I use the art of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textural content. The implementation of recognizable, everyday images as well as geometric shapes and abstract composition allow for cultural and highly personal interpretation on the universal classic nude form. The images can be ironic, amusing, sexual, lyrical, urban-edgy, spiritual – there to inspire the viewer to make up their own story as to what the composite image evokes in them. The patterns, shapes and colors will speak differently to viewers reverberating their unique life experience. These images are for fun and for deep consideration; two elements that keep life in balance.
HARLEQUIN MOSAIC V