A vanitas still life image featuring a skull set in a mass of ivy with a snuffed candle. In the vanitas style, the skull and snuffed candle sympolize the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death. Ivy is an evergreen, and by this connection stands for eternity and life, for immortality.
I am a student of light. Fascinated by the intricacies of light and the subtleties of shadow. While I explore the many facets of photography and subject matter, I always return to Fine Art and Still Life. Properly done, a Still Life image can transport you to another place, another time, another emotion.
The still life and fine art images contained on these pages represent my passion. For me, photography is about visualization and is an outlet for my creative side. Through lighting, composition, and the search for and selection of props, I try to instill a sense of feeling or emotion into each image that I create. I can often be found in my little basement studio at three or four in the morning tweaking my lighting or going through my...
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