I have always had a fascination and love for photography. My formal training began with film in the darkroom. Now, I am working with digital imagery. I feel the same magic come alive when I open an image in Photoshop as I did working in the darkroom.
Much of my digital work is influenced by the psychedelic pop culture images of my childhood. Using richly saturated colors with an emphasis on luminosity I create a somewhat surreal image.
My images begin with a photograph that I have taken in the RAW format. I then begin producing multiple layers with various filters and effects applied. I paint the effects in and out from the various components of the image to create a unique artwork image.
Occasionally I find an image that stands alone in conveying a feeling of mystery and wonder. I honor those images by doing only the necessary editing to bring a RAW image to the printable platform.
I want the viewer to look at my work and wonder where these magical beings and items are.