about

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by to take a look at the photographs. Currently on view are Tümpisa, Pacific, Motion, Galleries, Evening and Air.

Tümpisa is a place with two names. For gold-seekers in 1849, it was a desolate and forbidding “shortcut" in the Mojave Desert. After many trials and much suffering, they gave it its English moniker; Death Valley.

To the Timbisha Shoshone, it is home, and has been for more than 1,000 years. They call it Tümpisa (“rock paint”) after the colorful clay in the valley from which they make red ochre paint.

The images in this gallery are the basis for an entry in Leica's 2018 Oskar Barnack Award. The photos are a study of how this place, with two very dissimilar names, can be perceived as both stark and dangerous, and beautiful and life-giving, depending on the viewer’s perspective.

Nikon cameras and lenses, Sigma Art lenses, and Really Right Stuff support products were used in the making of these photos.

Pacific is a collection of black and white images from the Pacific coasts of California and Hawaii. The lead image in the set, Seaside Reef in the Rain, was featured in the Outdoor Photographer series "Behind the Shot." The story can be viewed here:

 https://www.outdoorphotographer.com/behind-shot-seaside-reef-rain/

The images in this gallery are the basis of a print exhibition entitled "Pacific Monochromes." The prints, made with Hahnemühle 308 Photo Rag paper, were recently on display at the Cardinal Point Art Gallery in Alameda, California. 

Nikon and Leica cameras and lenses were used to make the photos in this gallery. Filters were made by B+W and Singh-Ray. Camera support tools were from Gitzo, Arca-Swiss and Kirk.

The photographs in Motion are single, long exposures that relied on camera motion to produce the lighting effects in these images. Nikon cameras and lenses, along with Really Right Stuff support products and B+W neutral density filters, were used to make these photos.

Galleries is comprised of images from the following museums that permit and encourage photography by their guests: the Annenberg Space for Photography (Los Angeles), the Art Institute of Chicago, Château d’Angers, Fondation Claude Monet (Giverny), the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (Dallas), the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée du Louvre (Paris), Musée de l’Orangerie (Paris), Musée d’Orsay (Paris), Musei Vaticani (Vatican City), the Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), the San Diego Museum of Art and the Tate Modern (London). 

Leica and Nikon cameras and lenses were used to make the photos in this collection.

Evening is a gallery of images made from sunset until deep twilight. Many of the photos feature alpenglow along the Pacific coast; a colorful cloud feature that appears several times a year, mainly in winter.

Prints of ten images in this gallery were recently donated to the University of California at San Diego, and are on display in the new cardiac wellness center at the university's Jacobs Medical Center. 

The photographs in this gallery were made with Nikon film and digital cameras, using Nikon lenses. Camera support was achieved using Gitzo, Arca-Swiss and Kirk products.

Air is comprised of images made at twilight when a woman released large soap bubbles at the beach in Cardiff by the Sea, California. A handheld Nikon camera with a Zeiss lens was used to capture the scene.

Thanks for looking!