I Started photographing the landscape of northeast Ohio twenty-five years ago with a 35 mm camera, and have been using a 4x5 large format view camera since 1998. I photograph the landscape in a traditional manner, showing the few remaining natural areas that are untouched and pristine. A 4x5 view camera was used to create all of the images in this exhibit.
Have had twelve one person shows including Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, University Hospitals and Seiberling Gallery in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Have exhibited in many of the local juried art shows, and have won awards in April Art Show in Gates Mills, Annual Fairmount Russel Art Exhibit, FAVA six state Photography Exhibit, Jewish Community Center Photography Exhibit, Valley Art Center Annual Juried Exhibit, Geauga Parks Districts Nature Arts Festival and North Chagrin Nature Photography Contest.
Have been continually published the Cuyahoga Valley National Park calendar since 1996.
I feel that I have successfully made a photograph when the two dimensional medium projects the feeling of a three dimensional space, the essence of an area is conveyed, and the viewer has the sense of being there. This is done through the use of light, texture, forms, tonal range of color and getting close to the subject.
These images were made in the parks and preserves of Northeast Ohio, all are within sixty miles of downtown Cleveland.