Memory 2x : Project Statement

Memory 2x, a series of classic portraiture. Featuring people that share memories and experiences with me. I want to capture what the recall of our shared story looks like - the manifest of memory will display on the face of the sitter. I believe in this way I will be able to authentically see them, while simultaneously see my reflection.

I'm seeking to capture a shared memory / emotional connection  / relational reaction in people who know me. I am the second, but "unseen" component in this dynamic. I am only "visible" through the interpretation of the face of the sitter. Shared story + visible emotion. 

Each sitter will have multiple sessions - a mini series - within this series. Each sitter will be photographed in their environment which is visually representative of what they do / who they are to the outside world.

My plan is to use a vintage manual lens (Minolta MD 28mm) with an adapter to my modern digital camera (Sony a9) - the equipment is in a way a memory too - a recall to the past.

Our conversations, the memories that we shared are only relevant to myself and the sitter and therefore the stories themselves will remain private.

Please contact me if you are interested in this project and/or have questions, thank you!   Images here.

BIKE PHX : Project Statement

People, paths and politics in Phoenix, Arizona. Bike events and rides. Bike paths, bikeways, lanes and more. And dedicated bike riders and people who are committed to furthering bike-ability here in the Phoenix metro area. 

 Tempe Town Lake Ped/Bike Bridge.

Tempe Town Lake Ped/Bike Bridge.

Lunar Landscapes : Project Statement

12 outings for 2018. A fun little series doing one of the things that I love to do: Night Photography - long exposures outside at night. I'm interested in capturing the landscape by moonlight, not so much the moon itself. I've opened up the outings to include members from my Phoenix Women Photographers Group. The idea for this project came from an impromptu shoot at Dreamy Draw to see the Super Moon, December 2017. 

 Dreamy Draw, Phx, AZ 12/02/17

Dreamy Draw, Phx, AZ 12/02/17

Nightlight : Project Statement

My self-portrait project, Nightlight, is a series of long-exposure photographs created in 40 different homes.  From February - October, 2017 I traveled to 40 different homes in Phoenix and surrounding towns; Bisbee, Prescott, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, Goodyear, Chandler, and Payson. My series of images are made upon first waking in the murky blue darkness an hour before dawn in 40 guest bedrooms.

Self-portraiture can be a solo endeavor, with a long history as a reflective practice for the artist through which they question, explore, and deepen their personal relationship with their creative processes. With Nightlight, I wanted to question and explore through the lens of community. My mobile phone is the sole source of artificial light, the “nightlight.” The resulting self-portrait images contain ghostly double-exposures, transparent shadows, and slept-in beds. I am seen “as-is” - revealing an acceptance of time, place and self. The room is not staged; I am not coiffed nor dressed for the camera. These images are personal, yet the project is public.This paradox, a yin-yang or introvert/extrovert undercurrent entices me.


Searching for and scheduling 40 hosted sleep-overs in 40 different locations, with 40 different families invites/encourages/coaxes me and the host(s) into a deeper reflection and exploration of my art and artistic expression. Through the ordinariness of the sleep-over occasion, together we can then experience the graciousness of shared time, space and human connection. We can build community and experience fellowship.

I set the number to 40 for three reasons; 1. to be able to reach my goal within in one year (2017), 2. to ensure I would create a large enough volume of images and 3. To be able to meet and stay with people outside of my immediate friends and family circle.

Exhibition Plan

  1. 10-12 photographs printed and mounted - 34” x 40” Digital C Prints, see images in DropBox, images are titled by the date they were made. Images are shown as they will be printed.

  2. A diorama; a 1:12 scale replica of image #6894

  3. My behind-the-scenes materials digitized and accessible for visitors on an iPad including;

    1. Additional Nightlight images - over 1200 images were made

    2. Project notes with drawings, diagrams and plans.

    3. Tiny time-lapse videos showing the making of the diorama.

    4. Short audio clips - featuring my “after effects” - short narratives describing how the project impacted me emotionally and psychologically.  

The photographs, diorama and behind-the-scenes materials offer viewers three distinctive mediums to connect with. Paradoxes await the viewer of the show too because the images are revealing and concealing at the same time focusing on a time of day when who we are is not yet fully put together, packaged, and polished.


Each viewer can step into these images as their experiences of predawn are reflected for them. Their worries, their aspirations, their success, and their failures merge with mine as they experience this project.

I successfully launched and fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign, fulfilled 100% on 10/27/17 - funds raised are earmarked to produce an exhibition of this project.

Night Water : Project Statement

See Google Map of my progress.

Phoenix is intense and harsh under the daylight sun, yet magical and beautiful at night when color is sultry and saturated - it’s palatable. A time when color reveals itself as tangible. I want to capture this heady mix within the urban landscape. Deliberately devoid of humans, my photography centers on architecture, streetscapes, city vistas - the lesser seen and the unseen within a human built framework.

Night Water is my series exploring Phoenix at night - focused solely on the nine canal systems. Scenes here are from portions of two of the nine.

I am motivated by knowing I will find something. Something beautiful, intriguing and worthwhile. It’s within this process; seeking, seeing, capturing - this is where I am most at home, this is where I want to be - here in the desert, at night.

For more info on the canals visit - by no means is this an exhaustive list:

 Arizona Canal

Arizona Canal

 Grand Canal

Grand Canal

 Western Canal

Western Canal