This ongoing project is a collection of observations of found artifacts, photographed in situ, presented as if legitimate artworks, intended to address my perception about art and its representation in a photograph. It seems to me that there’s a certain purity of vision when one can communicate an art-like encounter in the absence of acknowledged artworks, informed by experience but unsanctioned by museums, galleries, schools, writers or publishers.

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My color photographs from 1976–1981 are prologue to my current work. In 1976, after several years of photographing in the studio, I wanted to see how my art-inspired vision could apply to conventional photographic practice. Although I didn't think of it this way at the time, I sought out subjects that I could photograph as if artworks.

 
 
 
All photographs on this page are 18"×24" digital pigment prints.