I am a San Francisco photographer. From an early age I experimented with various media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pencil, pen and ink, wood sculpture, linoleum block printing, and serigraphy. But black and white photography is where my soul lives. I look for the convergence of the pictorial and the abstract within the frame.
Black and white photography reduces the number of variables that I have to contend with as an artist. By eliminating color and focusing on the way light reflects off of surfaces, I get to the essence of my love of plane geometry.
All photos displayed here were taken in San Francisco. The photos are "straight shots" without any extraordinary manipulation. I compose directly in the viewfinder and process the images to achieve a pleasing range of tones. I find composition and contrast in everyday scenes. I suspect it's an effort to find order in chaos.
I like an enigmatic quality in my images, so the subject or perspective may not always be apparent. An attempt to find chaos in order, perhaps. Of course, the subject is always the light.
I hope you enjoy my photos.