ALONE, I SIT – I have always had a fascination with the old Kings Park Psychiatric Center. The urban legends of paranormal activity coupled with memory of the tortured minds that once populated its grounds make it a subject deserving of further exploration. On a damp and foggy day in spring, a heavy silence reverberates as dense mist envelops the abandoned main building in the distance. An old chair placed curiously on the weather-beaten pavement, invites a passerby to sit and take in the view.
[5812 x 8260 Digital Capture] 2017
SAND DUNES IN WINTER
SAND DUNES IN WINTER - Recalling a conversation with a friend, a question arose. How does one illustrate sound? Having spent many years working in motion picture, I became fixated on the notion of conveying the auditory sensations of a place, using image only. I chose a secluded beach on the western tip of Fire Island on the last snow of winter for its distinct acoustic quality. “Sand Dunes In Winter” is a minimalist abstract of a snow-covered, echoless expanse. Before me is a trail, marked simply by pickets and red-tagged cord, marking the edge of the world, wrapped in a sheet of white.
[5700 x 4029 Digital Capture] 2017
RIPPLE – The dance of two currents bends the light and shadow into concentric rings and waves patterns in opposing regions of this image. It is sometimes said, “The medium is the message”. This lo-tech, non-representational, nature study depicts the confluence of two streams. This image was captured with a lomographic pinhole camera, using tungsten-balanced, cross-processed, reversal film. The natural state of the subject, the chromatic aberrations of the plastic lens, and the naturally occurring behavior of the film in process, together, drive artistic expression.
[4200 x 4200 / 6cm x 6cm Color Reversal Capture] 2011