Welcome to four new galleries:
“the city” runs the gamut from close-up urban views, to landscapes, to weathered skies. It captures traffic, construction sites, hilltops and alleyways, ending with a dark sky moon above lit windows. I grew up in a crowded city and I love and hate all of them at the same time.
“sunday afternoon” is the day we want to do things together. These images capture Southern Californians in relaxed, athletic (and sometimes bored) moods that our day of rest entitles us to. But there may be something in photographs of picnics and playing that makes us sad. It does affect me sometimes, or it might just be Sundays.
“dreamers” examines portraits of quiet focus and inattention to anything surrounding. Staring, wistful and still is a fresh moment of concentration in a world of constant motion and simultaneous activities. The children, especially, can remind us of our own young imaginations, and make us miss them anew.
“water ways” is a celebration of the delicious beauty of the wet world. Moving, shaking, twisting and reflecting, many of these images of fountains in Los Angeles show small reservoirs that have since been allowed to dry. Vestiges of drought’s rare rainwater are what is new in the public square.
Although digitally captured, the content of my images is not manipulated. I shoot and present the real world, unposed and unstaged.
Influences include Randy Newman, Mark Twain, René Magritte, Margaret Atwood, David Hockney, William Trevor, Jeanne Gang, Rod Serling, Michael Josephson, Paul Simon, Emily Dickinson, Georgia O’Keeffe; but most importantly, the images that present themselves to me in the world are my influences.