I created this series of photographs during the earliest period of my photography practice from 1997-2009. Through that period, my preference for subjects leaned more heavily on wide-angle scenics and big landscapes. I was getting to know my home state of Colorado and the American West through my travels. However, I was honing my vision for smaller, more intimate subjects. This collection shows the range of subjects I was photographing at the time.
Back then I was making my photographs on film even though digital cameras had become more widely used.
My preference of film was Fuji Velvia 50, a high-saturation and unforgiving high-contrast color slide film. I felt a particular affinity for Velvia; I learned how to express the landscape evocatively and colorfully with it.
To create this collection of black and white photographs of my original color slides, I scanned the slides and converted them to monochrome using state-of-the-art digital darkroom software.
The photographs I have selected for this collection convey the intent of my vision equally or more strongly in black and white than in color.
My early career photographs are the ultimate print choice for serious collectors.
A note about ordering:
Photographs within my Early Career Collections are Limited Edition photographs, personally hand-signed and numbered by me. Each edition is limited to 20 prints, regardless of size. When the edition reaches 20 prints, I retire the photograph from further printing.