I remain ever fascinated by light and the way photographs can both imitate and initiate non-conscious memory. With work in more than 75 private, public and corporate collections, my point of view has been shaped by the unique experience of growing up in Chicago, spending long summers on a dairy farm, earning two degrees at Harvard, and then being far more formed through a close working relationship with the legendary designer, Charles Eames.
The body of work exhibited here, ‘Billets Doux de Paris’ (Love Letters from Paris), is an ongoing project of images made during the past 30 years, celebrating my love for The City of Light in small observations and encounters.
Like photographs, memories are formed in minuscule bits of time, yet their continual replaying stretches into the pageant of our lives. Just as memories often come forward in unordered non-sequential array, the images are not time or place specific.
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The original images are made on 35mm transparency film. The slides are drum scanned into extremely high resolution digital files and the prints are made on continuous tone 'wet' processed archival photographic paper.