←TIME/FOCUS→

My old GraLab darkroom timer has a TIME/FOCUS toggle switch. And so we toggle back in time for Plates 1 through 23.

But a pleasure and a virtue of photography is the freedom it engenders. The intensity of focus required for a delimited project fuels the spontaneous discovery of other, unrelated photographic possibilities. An analogy might be simultaneously writing a novel and making notes whose purpose is yet to be discovered, or simultaneously painting a large canvas and making sketches whose shapes will lead to more paint on canvas.

And then what does toggling past Plate 23 mean? A pleasure and a virtue of photography is the freedom it engenders. The intensity of focus required for a delimited project fuels the spontaneous discovery of other, unrelated photographic possibilities. An analogy might be simultaneously writing a novel and making notes whose purpose is yet to be discovered. In these photographs, I seek to extract coherence, discover some pattern of response, from these chance encounters and visual sparks. Unifying elements tend to be framing, quality of light, and of course the predilections and capabilities of first, the photographer, later, the editor, and finally, the viewer, whose work is often underestimated. I seek to extract coherence, discover some pattern of response, from these chance encounters and visual sparks. I find much of this on short walks around the neighborhood or while out and about bearing down on a specific project. Unifying elements tend to be framing, quality of light, and of course the predilections and capabilities of the photographer.

If the rest of the website delimits specific series, then this section is a series of various non-series.