I've traveled in California's eastern Sierra a lot, have led numerous photo workshops there, and never grow tired of the place. There's a stretch of road north of Bishop that leads you through arid land with green stripes and circles of irrigation here and there. The White Mountains loom on one side, flat volcanic table lands stretch out on the other. This piece contains the colors you often see: muted greens and rich terra-cotta. I painted a variety of papers, photographed them, and used them here as well as photographs of the striped pattern on the side of a fishing boat.
I'm a photographer, writer, educator based on the Oregon coast. Although I love "pure" photography, I specialize in photomontage work, combining photos I've taken of rust, walls, peeling paint, birds, postage stamps, trees, etc. into images that are completely new, different, and often weird. When I begin a piece, I start with a concept, which quickly morphs into something totally different than I originally envisioned, and that's where the fun is. I also create physical collages, then find myself photographing parts of them to include in my photomontages. Total madness, but it's good madness!
My career has encompassed writing guidebooks (primarily about where to photograph in California), newsletters (guides for photographers about...
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