I approach landscape through light and air and sometimes as narrative. I've been told my imagery has a cinematic feeling, which I appreciate because Edward Hopper is one of my favorite artists. He used light, air and space to drive a variety of psychological narratives based around his inner world view and in response to a changing American landscape. I see Hopper connected to the Hudson River School Painters: to minutia, luminosity and the element of the sublime, the presence of God in nature and to Romanticism, the 18-19th century literary/art movement, from which the Hudson River School developed. Because I live in Nyack, my Postcards from New York series, begun in 2011, incorporates mostly scenes along the Hudson River Corridor.
Through Postcards I'm seeking to show both a connection and disconnect between man, the objects he makes and the land he places them in... the built world and the natural world... two opposing systems existing or colliding in space and time.
Early last spring I began The Wonder Years: Adventures with a chair named Blue. It was my lucky day when I found this plastic children's chair, left discarded along a Hudson River wetlands because one of his legs was broken. I photograph him now in settings reminiscent of those I encountered growing up along the north shore of Long Island Sound in the 50's - 70's and in settings familiar to the unfolding of life anywhere and for anyone living in touch with nature.
Adventure #1: The Wonder Years: Finding Blue at Haverstraw Marsh
Postcript from New York: The Tamed Wilderness