Artist's Statement

Ever since I was first taught to do so at age 14, I’ve always been captivated by the magic that comes from printing photos in the darkroom – the mystery resulting from exposing a blank piece of photo paper to light and creating something more. I’m driven by visualizing an image in my mind’s eye, and working to make it take life and substance on the paper. When that happens, when the visualization is matched in the print, I feel exhilaration. And, I love the reward of utter surprise and delight when what appears is beyond what was imagined, and something much, much better comes into existence.

My practice is defined by bringing each of my pieces beyond a flat image on a two-dimensional plane. That is the limitation that comes with traditional photography, and that is why I am always looking for ‘more.’