Macro

Champion Spark Plug

Champion Spark Plug

I grew up in a Midwest industrial town, Toledo, Oh and Champion spark plugs were a large part of the local economy. This photo was taken in a tractor graveyard in Colorado but I was thinking of home.


Engine Hours

Engine Hours

This shot was taken in a tractor graveyard in Franktown, Colorado. My good friend and talented artist,  Anna Montgomery and I were invited to shoot photographs at this amazing yard of vintage farm equipment. We explored together and separately as we sought little visual treasures.  I was attracted to the color and texture of this […]


Connected

Connected

I am always attracted to the industrial aesthetic. When I saw this gear on the ground behind The Other Side Arts, I knew It would become a favorite. The deep shadows give this piece a sharp and crisp feeling and remind me of playing around the railroad tracks as a kid.


Shattered

Shattered

 The shattered glass and gritty sand combined display a contrast of textures, while the lens creates an element of movement and hazy focus.  While the two are essentially the same matter, the sharp, crisp edges of glass cannot revert to its grainy, sand origin.


Key #5

Key #5

Keys are the greatest source of frustration during frantic, rushed mornings when their whereabouts are unknown .  They unlock the doors to what we most value, keep our secrets safe and symbolize a growing trust  between two people when they are exchanged.  In a world where technology is rapidly evolving, these primitive devices could be easily viewed as obselete.  […]


Tiny Skyscrapers

Tiny Skyscrapers

For a moment, this grate at the base of the Milennium Bridge is transformed into a futuristic skyscraper with strange, circular windows.  The relationship between the repetition of pattern and the arched lines create an assortment of dizzying perspectives.


Tractor Island

Tractor Island

One intriguing aspect of  macro-photography is how it reveals entirely new worlds, rich in color and texture, from sometimes overlooked places.  This shot of a tractor suddenly becomes a vast landscape with islands of paint on reefs of lichen.


Freshly Sharpened

Freshly Sharpened

Pencils may evoke memories of algebra homework and standardized tests but to an artist, a freshly-sharpened pencil holds endless possibility.  The photograph’s narrow depth of field is sharpened, much like its subject.