“The creative is the place where no one else has ever been.
You’ll have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself.“
– Alphonso J. D'Abruzzo

2017 - 2018

I will shoot/print more b&w work. I started out professionally 45 years ago in a full-fledged b&w dark room. I shot 99% of the time with b&w film. B&w film teaches so much about the art of photography, and I am convinced I am who I am, photographically, because of what I learned through my b&w experience. I belong to b&w.. I need to get back to my roots.. I need to see and shoot more in b&w, where I feel so comfortable even when exploring and experimenting.

I will explore my less dramatic side, photographically. My 'life base' is in the theatre. Theatre is essentially dramatic. I tend to 'see' the dramatic as beautiful, and fear I sometimes miss the beauty and subtlety of great possible images -either as opportunities OR as the way I print/present images- by enhancing the dramatic.

I shall not be afraid of shooting just for the beauty. Artists should always be ready to challenge themselves, to seek that which can make them feel uncomfortable. However, finding -and documenting- that which is 'simply' aesthetically pleasing to them... well, THAT is important as well.