I have no formal training in photography. I learn by reading and progress by experimentation. I have taken numerous workshops over the last twenty years. My main area of interest is in alternative process photography. While I have worked extensively in handcoloring, cyanotypes, Van Dyke Brown and SX-70 transformation, I find myself drawn most to the gum bichromate process and most recently to bromoil. My photography is a combination of the found and the created. The image is found in life and created by the process.
   Alternative processes allows me a freedom of expression for the image instead of being confined into one of the tradition castings of the black & white or color photograph. In addition, the alternative processes allow me to be more intimate with the creation of the image. While the decisions are many and the process is long, the joy is in the quest to find the way to express the image.

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