This portfolio concentrates on the wonderful road culture that grow up before the interstate highways were constructed. Funky motels with neon signs, old gas stations, and mom and pop eateries.
I am very excited to introduce my digital photography. As many of you know, I love to hand-color my black and white photographs and I will continue to do that until the last piece of compatible photography paper is used; I have a limited time left to hand-color my work because I am running out of paper. Forte paper was discontinued in 2004. I bought up all I could in 2004 and I believe I have a four year supply of paper left. I have tried many, many other papers hoping to find one that takes the oil paint as well as the Forte paper does, but as of now I have yet to find one. Looking ahead to 2017 or 2018 I have decided to try shooting digitally and having the photographs printed professionally by Cone Editions, whcih uses only archival eco-friendly inks and paper. Enjoy!
My flower photographs are almost entirely shot with black and white infrared film. I find the inner glow of the flowers is more apparent with this type of film. Then I hand-color them as I always do.