My work merges aspects of photography, sculpture, and conceptual art. During the past forty years, I have created over one thousand cameras from a plethora of recycled objects.
Constructing photographic instruments from old parts, discarded containers, cheap lenses and pinholes serves as topical commentary on consumer culture. Paradoxically, my approach is grounded in a personal, spiritual journey — a slow, meditative observance while capturing the magic of light.
Best known for my VW Van Camera and book, The Invented Camera, (Freedom Voices Press), I have built functional cameras from an array of common objects: coffee pots, maple syrup cans, suitcases, cigarette packs, and souvenir tins. With human assistance these canisters operate in a symbiotic manner seeking out their real world doppelgangers.