When I was a young boy growing up in Northern California I was surrounded by painters. My mother, great uncle, brother in law and eventually even my best friend were all painters, and from them I developed a great appreciation of abstract art and more specifically abstract expressionism. But I became a photographer, having learned to develop film and make small prints when I was only eight or nine years old! This group of work, Series Twelve, is in part my way of saying thank you to all of those wonderful, exciting and supportive influences.
These images are the result of my combining various elements chosen intuitively for their colors and surface textures, introducing motion and then photographing the rich interactions occurring in front of the camera. Photography is so often about total control (even more so with the evolution of digital) so I enjoy challenging that by encouraging some uncertainty to occur in the process. As with most of my work I cannot overstate how important intuition is in the production of these images.