Ptarmigan Shell, Arctic Alaska
Giclee color photographs, 11′ X 14′, framed and matted to 17′ X 21′
30% of sales supports the Cultural Alliance.
As a cultural anthropologist, when taking photographs I use the participant observation; approach. I look for compositions that are ethnographic ; even when the subjects are non-human. My pictures are never staged. When shooting in situ, I keep in mind light, color and contrast. Interestingly, though I study people, I tend to focus my lens on architecture, landscapes and natural phenomena, leaning recently towards portraits of vegetation and insects. I hope the viewer finds the art beautiful, that they are informed and intrigued by the images.