Very little gets me more excited than grabbing my gear to explore the backroads of New England, or the beaches of this coastline. I’m lucky to live in a location that enables me to explore my passions for both land and sea.
For me, it’s not entirely about taking photos. It’s about grabbing a cup of coffee and taking a long drive to remote locations where I can unwind while capturing the tranquility around me. It’s about walking up a long trail to get to a location, getting exercise and being surrounded by nature. Every so often, I’ll watch a sunrise and not even take a photo, I’m too consumed in watching how fast a shift of colors can transpire. The emotion in my work is about the journey, enjoying the long hauls, even going through physical struggle in order to find peace – and to get the shot. I love exploring, and finding places in New England that might otherwise go unnoticed.
During a seascape shoot, you’ll find me digging my feet into the sand, gripping my tripod tight, crashing waves surrounding me, and talking out loud as I describe the scene in my camera’s viewfinder. I become immersed in my surroundings. Often, the ocean feels overwhelming to me. I shoot with a long shutter speed to slow it down and make it feel more peaceful, even if it means I get soaked in the process.
All of my color work is printed as pigment prints, using archival pigmented inks on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper. Black and white prints as real silver gelatin prints on fiber paper. All prints are limited edition, signed, titled, then mounted and matted with 8-ply archival mat board. Prints can be purchased as matted, or matted and framed.