There are places that exist in a liminal state between the real and the imagined - where human and natural environments blend, and time ebbs & flows without order. This work is a representation of my years of exploration as an archaeologist and photographer. I believe that cultural places hold emotions and memories, and it has been my experience that if you look and listen carefully, you can see, hear, and feel them. All things absorb and reflect light throughout their lifetime. The energy of light affects and informs all matter, and if you look closely, you can see hidden layers of substance, texture, and tone. I perceive these “in-between” places as portals that are covered in a veil, and if peeled away, you can see what is, what was, and what might be. By conducting this archaeology of light, these veiled places are shown to be subtle and frail, with decay and rebirth all around.
The centerpiece of my photographic work since the 1980s has been the exploration and documentation of historic places and cultural landscapes. Over the last 35 years I've had the privilege of visiting hundreds of significant sites, and the honor of exhibiting photographs from those places in retrospective exhibitions in 1995, 2005, and 2015. This portfolio contains images of places that I've photographed since 2015. All of these photographs were created using traditional film cameras. I'm hopeful that by 2025 I'll have the fortune to present another retrospective exhibition.
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