In the midst of the uncertainty in life, there are people whose influence acts as an anchor. A person who offers steadfast support and solidarity is a treasure. This piece, “Anchor,” was inspired by and created for my wife Sher, who brings balance and buoyancy to my life. The roughened wood sets up a great contrast in texture to the smooth strong lines of the anchor and the organic softness of the scattered wild roses. “Anchor” is a collodion wet-plate piece acknowledging the powerful gift of connection. Enjoy!
When soulful strains wash over you, it’s difficult not to be transported. That indefinable, powerful element is the focus of this new collodion wet-plate piece. Beautiful, haunting, ethereal, evocative; in many ways, your memories are a melody. They rise and fall, weaving in and out of the moments that make up your song, your life. This piece, "Simply Soulful," is an image depicting that human experience. Art allows us to explore our world, our lives, our selves. Find your harmony and enjoy!
This recent collodion wet-plate advertisement piece for City Wine Market embodies the optimism and celebration of the New Year. Opening arms and minds to the possibilities that await is a reminder of renewal and an encouragement to hope. Like the inviting central figure in this image, the New Year is a time look forward in anticipation of a fresh start, new beginnings, and occasions to lift a glass in celebration.
We can all use a little hope to give us a lift. Introducing our newest piece in the “Higher Ground” series, titled “Little Wing.” It is a collodion wet plate image invoking a weightlessness of form and imagination. These delicate pairs of ethereal wings dancing in the air make use of negative space as the eye lightly skips between the foreground and background, promoting the effect of ascent.
Strength and Faith are a promise of hope in dark places. They are a foretelling of victory after a setback. A true catalyst for peace and love, even against the steepest of odds -- rising up on a wing and a prayer.
This piece "Rise Up" reinforces the hope and resilience of the human spirit. It serves as a reminder of the moments when people facing great challenges and uncertainty lean in to Love, proving we can walk together to higher ground.
We are constantly pressured to produce and be busy. Finding a space for gratitude by taking a break, taking a moment, or simply taking one deep breath can make a world of difference. This piece, “Be Still,” pushes the PAUSE button on life, so we can refocus and move forward. Towards hope. The vertical line of the toppled ironing board encourages us to lift our eyes – and, metaphorically, our spirits – by resting. It is a reminder that rest and peace can be powerful.
Capturing this interlocking tower of chairs and crowning set of wings was a real-life balancing act in the studio. This wet-plate collodion piece is the next in our Higher Ground series and directly symbolizes the continual fight to be true to who we are. Belief in our own personal worth, independent of external criticism, and the commitment to moving forward towards hope, each day, is both the message and the goal.
Continuing our “Higher Ground” series, this latest piece “Spreading Hope” features a backpiece of extended wings on a tall structured mannequin, captured in the collodion wetplate style.
As mannequins are a stand-in for the every-person, the wings are a visual for rising hope mentally, spiritually, and physically. The light in the photo gathers towards the center, standing strong against the darker edges. With this visual story-telling, wings are the bridge connecting hope and the human spirit.
Grief is mixed and muddled and intensely personal. It is love and sadness. It is not understanding the whys and not quite believing a person is gone, especially when death comes abruptly and unexpectedly.
In the past two months, I have lost two dear friends from my formative years and "On higher ground" is a direct reflection of hope in the midst of grief because we have all been there. Though my childhood friends are gone too soon, they made an impact on my life and will never be forgotten. Peace and hope!