Mexican Iguana

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I shoot digital and film photography. I prefer Nikon and Mamiya camera gear primarily. I use Adobe and Polaroid software for digital photography, but love companies like Rollei, CineStill (2018) and Ilford for my black and white film projects. I still completely use and shoot film for photography, black and white as mentioned above, but also color and some reversal film occasionally. The use of 35mm, medium format and 4x5 film through several cameras makes it varied and interesting. My studio maintains a darkroom and analog equipment, but now house a digital environment alongside them.

In 2018, I started using a Pinhole camera once again and this is proving to be very interesting, I have not used one of these since the late 1970's, in a class devoted to photography and art combined. Another current interesting fact about my art photography is that I will be producing what I call "Raw Film Photos", these are photographic works in black and white, cross processed slide and color films. This will allow the presentation of full frame film negatives, untouched digitally and presented as such, raw and right out of the camera on specific paper.

I have continued to hand color black and white photographs in oil, but still practicing and painting with oil, watercolor and acrylic on multiple forms of media. I have been experimenting with new forms of a liquid graphite. In this, my hand drawing has continued to progress, but dabbling in digital drawing using computer programs has progressed very well in comparison of using my trusted pens and pencils the old way.

In early 2019, I started working with photopolymer sheets, solarplates and raw plastic and metal plates. Equipped now with an etching press, I have been producing Intaglio monotypes, monoprints and encaustic collagraphs. This current path is pulling everything together for me as an artist. These inked originals print very well on handmade paper.

I enjoy the complete art of photography, painting and creating all forms of art on media, pursuing these forms of expression through the utmost attention to detail.

In closing, 2020 and beyond looks very promising for me as an artist.