“Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention.” –Susan Sontag
What I love about photography is that it’s all about noticing. Like recordings of music, photography captures the ephemeral and the momentary. Before there were recordings and photographs, how did we show each other what we noticed in the world?
I got most of my training in photography during the early 1990s at the University of California Berkeley extension, where I had the good fortune to study with the master printer and documentary photographer Frank Espada, among others. In 2001 and 2002 I was a member of the Bay Area Photographers Collective. I’m currently part of a loose confederation of night photographers called Studio Nocturne SF. I’ve participated in San Francisco’s Open Studios regularly, and have exhibited in galleries, art centers, and other venues across the country. My photos are in private collections in the Bay Area, New York, Paris, and elsewhere.
In January 2018, independent curator Ann Jastrab awarded my photo “Thank You, Tim” second place in FotoFoto Gallery’s 13th National Photography Competition. In November 2018, Eve Schillo, assistant curator for photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gave an award of merit to my image, “Burning Bush,” at Carmel’s Center for Photographic Art.
I shoot both digital and film, black-and-white as well as color, using my iPhone, a Holga, and a DSLR. I’m interested in “evidence” of people–what they leave on view, accidentally or on purpose–and in time and chance, and in the disconnect between thought/imagination and reality.
All my work is available for sale and for show.
September: ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA. “San Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition.” Jurors: Elizabeth Avedon, Julie Grahame, Ann Jastrab, David Garnick. Silver award and Gallery Award for “The Arrival.”
October: Farley’s, San Francisco, CA. Studio Nocturne SF.
February: Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA. “Seeing Red.” Juror: Ann Jastrab
January: Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont, CA. 5th Annual Juried Art Show. Jurors: Carin Adams & Jenny Gheith.
January: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Snap! Jurors: Matthew Frederick, Priscilla Otani, Stephen C. Wagner & Michael Yochum
June: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. “Blue.” Juror: Randolph Murphy
October: Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Inclusions 6: Bernal Heights Artists“
November: Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Retrospective 6“
August: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA. “Electron Salon”
February: Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Expanded Works“
February: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA. “Electron Salon”
January: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA. “Snap to Grid“
October: Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco, CA. “Art From Within”