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Biography

I grew up in New York and started taking pictures and developing film when I was 12. I have a BFA from Alfred University and an MFA from Visual Studies Workshop. I specialized in 19th century processes such as cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, gum dichromate, casein prints, and photogravure. My work is in collections of several museums, libraries and archives throughout the US. I have exhibited locally, nationally and internationally since the late 1980’s and self-published a book “Intimate Landscapes” in 2012. I am currently working on a series of portraits called "Conversations with the Past" based on 19th Century process and esthetics.

Avoca c. 1977
Avoca, NY, c. 1977
 
1977 - 1984 Early Work
     Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Exakta, Praktica, Nikon EM
1985 - 1991 Academic Work
     Nikon EM, Mamyia C330, 4x5 Studio View
1992 - 1997 Abandon Buildings
     Nikon FM, Leica IIIa, 20x24 Folding (self built)
1998 - 2003 101 Self Portraits
     Kiev 88, Porta-Vu II, E. H. T. Anthony Ansco 8x10
2008 - 2011 Debris; Periodic Table of Debris
     Digital Cell Phone
2012 - 2017 Intimate Landscapes; Conversations with the Past
     Canon 20D, Sony NEX-7, Sony A7R II, Wisner Expedition 8x10