Evanescent Now

Immediate Whole



The Price of Time

Whispers of Memory


Artist Statement

In the unquiet stillness of my photographs, I explore the tenderness of intimacy, the foreboding of loss, the inevitable measure of time’s passage. Past, present and future collide. Wallace Stevens called this phenomenon an “immediate whole,” a phrase I have borrowed for the title of my work.

 I am drawn to the light and the shadows—a burst of sun through a doorway, a beckoning window in a nighttime storm, a woman fading in the fog. The light does not illuminate the rich black background; rather, it is the subject itself, allowing me to create an emotional space poised on the edge of bursting. Ordinary moments become extraordinary as they are transformed into photographs where time and memory pulse in an endless now.

Selected Writing


Flea Circus


30 Years


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