Great Gray Owl, Lincoln, Oregon
I’m spending 2012-2013 in Lincoln, Oregon, collaborating on a series of photo essays about the ecology of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument with creative writer, Anna Maria Johnson. The CSNM is the first National Monument created specifically to protect biodiversity.
View the project at cascade-siskiyou.org
A new collaboration with good friend, and media guru extraordinaire, Dave Huth. This site explores the wonder, beauty and diversity of the amphibian and reptile world in the Appalachian region. A work in progress, we'll continue to add new entries as we explore and document this oft hidden world.
View the Appalachian Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles
Newfound Journal features The Sisters of Cootes Store photo essay (text by Anna Maria Johnson) in the Winter 2011 issue.
VIEW THE PROJECT at NEWFOUND.
Magdalena and Eliza
Maggie and Liza, born only nineteen months apart, inherit a world of rapid change, shifting societal expectations, and aggressive marketing. But they also live lives apart, spending their hours in our old farmhouse in rural →
The spiral is a complex natural form that repeats in everything from nautilus shells to galaxies. Leonardo’s sketchbooks reveal energetic spirals forms in plant growth, the curl of a woman’s hair, and the vortices of whirlpools.
Like our own bodies, whirlpools take the molecules of the material world and organize them into temporary dynamic systems. For me, these abstract images of →
The Inuit people of sub arctic Labrador have recently reclaimed parts of their ancestral homeland in a series of complex negotiations with the Canadian government. For the young Nunatsiavut government, issues related to cultural, environmental and economic sustainability are top priorities. Anna Maria and I recently led a university study group on a cross-cultural experience to Hopedale, Nunatsiavut. We collaborated →
As part of a week long workshop with Eugene Richards, I created a photo series on swimming holes. I love the freedom folks demonstrate in these natural gathering places. Plus, it was a great way to spend 100 degree days in Virginia!
Images from this series have appeared in Orion and Blue Ridge Country.
I am intrigued by how archetypal aspects of human existence can be conveyed through the specificity of the moment. Vermeer’s paintings serve as models for me in this regard. As a painter, he uses light to reveal psychological or spiritual overtones in seemingly mundane events. In his Young Women With a Water Jug, the soft golden glow of window light →
In the series I have been exploring how it might be possible to reimagine common animals that have become almost invisible to us through their close proximity.
I published the Virginia Journal photoblog for about five years from 2005-2010. I've been gratified to get so much positive feedback from so many loyal viewers. I always love hearing that my photography helps people feel connected to this marvelous landscape even when they have moved far away.
Our good friend David Stith came to visit us in our old farm house in Cootes Store, Virginia last spring. His visit happened to correspond with that of other good friends from the Oregon Extension, Doug Frank and Jonathan Pierce. It was a beautiful time. The week was full of excellent food and late night conversations about music and the →
Anna Maria and I recently exhibited a collection of photography and mixed media at the Davison Gallery near Rochester, NY.
View images from the gallery opening (including Anna Maria's fiber and mixed media work).
The images from this series are photographic responses to place – places I have lived, places I have visited, places to which I am somehow connected. They serve →