I photograph rural landscapes from Wisconsin prairies to serene Bhutanese mountains, captured on film by traditional large format cameras. I am captivated by the use of fire in prairie restoration, fusing art about fire with my interest in prairie restoration in a new book entitled FIRELINES.
Combining art with themes of land management, I have also photographed The Aldo Leopold Shack and its environs, Sandhill cranes and their moment of intersection with the human world, and the natural world in a defunct 7,000 acre ammunition plant. Not least is the presence of Wisconsin humor in work featuring wacky taxidermy. I have worked with film and antique and traditional cameras for decades. Time in my wet darkroom and feedback from colleagues enable me to grow as an artist. Nowadays I find that I can say more about my inner experience with this subject matter by creating narrative collages which include multiple photographs and other media.
I look forward to demonstrating in my on-site "wet" darkroom how black and white pictures grow from film into prints.