I have always viewed myself as an artist who uses a camera, rather than a photographer. Over the last several years I have made many changes in the way I approach photography. In the past, I spent many years traveling the country with a 4×5 view camera and photographed the landscape with black and white film. I believed then that this was what I would do with the camera the rest ofmylife.ThenonedayIcametoanew conclusion and challenged myself to break out of the box I had placed myself in. I began to view my approach to photography with a new insight and began to work with a new format, working within the context of projects. Each new project would have a beginning, middle and an end.
This new working format meant that I would no longer remain in a fixed position. I was open to explore the world of photography and art with the wide-eyed wonder of what if. I once heard another artist proclaim, “My diversity may become my claim to obscurity.” Sometimes I feel that way too. However, the ability to continually re-invent myself through creative exploration grants me an artistic life filled with endless possibilities.
My Spectrum Suite series is one such exploration. It all began as a single photographic project, but has grown over the past several years to include what I have called A Photographic Series in Three Movements. The Spectrum Suite was conceived as a project title because of the many colors employed in the series. When the colorful images are viewed in their context of three joined projects, they flow and blend with the rhythm of a musical composition, in a suite of colorful notes.