Silent Sea Statement
"With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." - Desiderata, Max Ehrmann
"Most of my photographs explore the climate emergency and biodiversity loss - subjects which, to say the least in these urgent times, challenge one's peace of mind. Captured slowly over the last 20 years, the images in the following portfolios are created alongside that work and return me to my early days out on the land, a time of innocence I often yearn for in these darkening days.
Using an in-camera photographic process with long-exposures that build seconds and minutes into a single photograph (a technique pioneered and perfected to a great extent by the British artist Michael Kenna), this method captures and emphasizes the allure of these places, distilling time and recalling the senses that can awaken out in the wild. In the Pacific Northwest, and further afield, I’ve spent countless hours standing at the water’s edge - that wavering intersection of land, sea and sky where we can reconnect with our natural origins for a few brief moments. That is the spirit that I intend to capture in these photographs."