I never trained formally in photography but appreciate the physics of light and the science of visual perception. I have studied the technical aspects of lighting with some very skilled masters and learned enough to know I will never use artificial light for my images.I use film exclusively. Digital photographic technology is fascinating and has rightly found a dominant place in the commerce of image-making. Just not my place. Technically, it may only make a difference in a very limited number of images, and I love it when I find those limited circumstances. It really is a unique product.Not being my core competency, I collaborate with only two master printers for my work. My color printer, Carol, works between Maine and New York City. My black and white printer, Antonio, works in Lisbon (when they are not on holiday). They are an extension of my eyes. A long-distance extension.My curator is my most trusted advisor. She is a master at being direct and providing guardrails of reality to my concepts. In doing so, she brings my work to a different level with her aesthetic congruency. When I see my work displayed in a gallery or book, it’s then I realize most the importance of a team.
“When you ‘see photographically,’ your day is filled with more adjectives…” – Ted Witek