The work below is from the body of work, “Digital Narrative,” a series of images that combine domestic imagery, still life, social environments and nature in landscape form. The works are predominately panoramic constructions that borrow ideas from numerous sources. These images are placed here edited from the most current work as I make them. Exhibiting the images in this way gives a clearer sense about my working process and the way in which I move from theme to theme. It is difficult to exhibit work in this way because of the many shifts from theme to theme, but this is the way I work and how I am looking at the images in my studio or on the computer. I try to add new work every week. This is not always possible but I want the work to change regularly as close to real time as possible. This blog is the result of wanting to look at works as they are made rather than when printed or exhibited.
I like to think of these images as photographic drawings, often quick assemblages posing question about the interface between people and nature, people and environment or people and people and daily life.
Broken Bodies, Legion of Honor, San Francisco May
Nevada City Brunch in May
As is evident looking through the work as it is posted one of the primary subject interests is domestic home life. This is a late brunch this past weekend in Nevada City.
Studio Landscape Improvisation
All of my printing is done in the studio at UCSC. The studio also provides space to work on still life ideas, integrating them with my interest in landscape concerns.
Senior Home Recital Bouquets, Grass Valley, May
I have photographed at recitals in Grass Valley before on several occasions, but haven’t been very interested in the outcome before. My grandsons take singing lessons and perform at these events. A good percentage of my photography is in similar situations, family events, domestic living situations or working in very familiar surroundings.
Mattresses at Landfill
From a walk on the San Francisco Bay Trail in April 2016. This has a similar feel to the earlier image, Bay Architecture that you can see if you scroll down a bit.
Highway 41 at Highway 5
This construction was made from images made during a trip to the Mojave Desert with a class from UC Santa Cruz. Some of the most important images that I make are on the way to destinations. This is a site that I have done a lot of shooting. It is a consistent rest stop on the way south. April/May 2016
Tree and Figure Landscape
This is a more experimental piece. The individual images were taken in a variety of places, Santa Cruz, Nevada City and at home.
Waiting for the Parade, San Francisco
Bag, Cup, Phone, San Francisco
TV Desert Landscape
Orange VW, Grass Valley Car Show
Lake Almanor, California
Big Creek, Big Sur Coast
Headless Dog, San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay Architecture
San Francisco Bay From San Mateo Bridge
Painter on the Colorado River
Tool Shed, Santa Cruz
San Francisco Bay, Dumbarton Bridge
Broken Cups in a Lizards Back Yard
Love This Tree
DQ In The Desert
From Sweeney Granite Mountain Research Center
Coconut, Cookies, Peanut Butter and Pineapple
Bra, Fence and Mountain
Revisiting the 70′s
Pink, Mostly San Francisco
Tools and Storage
Tinned Milk and Teapot
No One Belongs Here More Than You
Flying over Camelback, Phoenix
Tug and Ship in San Francisco Bay
Stage, Barefoot in the Park
Totems, Spring Training
Improvisation Series, Red Horse, Independence, California
Improvisation Series, Black, Red and White
Fire, Flower and Clouds, Nevada City, California
McLaughlin Reserve Pond
Experimental Film Showing, San Francisco
Ants on Rocks, Big Creek Reserve
Davis Reservoir, McLaughlin Reserve
Black Birds, McLaughlin Reserve
Four Views of a Rock, Big Creek Reserve
House Finch and Turkey Vultures
Lizard in Sand
Steamers Lane, Santa Cruz, Ca.
Blooming Cholla, Mojave Desert Reserve
Big Sur, Highlands Camp
Man in Boat, Big Sur Coast
Fuzzy Figure, Birds in San Lorenzo River
Purple Flower, San Lorenzo River, Santa Crua
Train, Highway 80, Near Reno
9th Avenue and Irving, San Francisco, California
Golfballs and Biscuits
Ocotillo, Joshua Tree National Park
Shopping Cart Landscape, Barstow, California
Norman Rockwell and Persimmons, Studio, December
This piece is likely to be associated with a group of landscapes that are related to a spatial poem by Yosa Buson 1716 – 1784.
A mountain ant
on a white peony
out in the open
Blooming Cholla, Mojave, Desert
Backward Clock, Santa Cruz, Christmas Eve
Studio Still Life, Persimmon on Floor, December
Studio Still Life, Santa Cruz, December
Four Men Walking, San Diego