I work in color and black and white, capturing scenes of uncommon beauty and sharing a visual record of these fleeting events. Often, the images I make that please me the most have an abstract or painterly quality that reflect the qualities of the scene itself.
Many of these images are of one, two or three predominant colors, soft-edged as if made by brushstrokes, offering a painterly appearance and tending toward the abstract. Of course, this approach would not please the f64 group who were successful in securing photography as a respected art in its own right. Because of their efforts and success, I and other photographers now have the luxury of creating photographs that are either realistic or impressionistic.