I’m a photographer based in Salem, Virginia. I shoot exclusively with film for much of my work. I mainly use black and white materials in medium format, but have a sizable body of work made using 35mm cameras also, as well as some color in both film and digital.
My callingÂ in art, however, is to make black and white prints in the darkroom using traditional silver gelatin materials. I believe that it’s not really a photograph until you’re holding an actual photograph. So much is mass-produced offshore now, but I still appreciate properly crafted items made by people who care about the product they produce.
I’m happiestÂ waiting for the light to turn just right on a beautiful landscape view and will usually try to find somewhere which is off the path more traveled. HoweverÂ I’m certainly not averse to making a subject of city life and architecture, or any interesting or quirky subject whatever it may be.