Borderlands

2014 – Ongoing
Collodion Wet-Plate glass negatives scanned and enlarged, manipulated in Photoshop and digitally printed up to 96″ wide.
Borderlands is an exploration of panoramic landscapes derived from small areas cropped from the edges of contemporary collodion wet-plate images. The hand-made nature of the wet-plate process creates artifacts which appear to be gigantic landscapes but in reality are just inches across. Read more

Anthropocene

Anthropocene

ANTHROPOCENE 2019-Ongoing 3.5″x5″ up to 8″x8″ not including stand Wet-plate collodion photogram on stone, stand made of welded steel and rock Exhibition History and Photos Man’s brief existence on the planet Earth is known as the Anthropocene era. However the impact of our species on the environment has been dramatic… Read more

Pythagoras

2016 Wet-Plate Collodion on Laser etched Trophy Aluminum (Tintype) Most plates are 6″x8″ or 6″x6″ or 4.25″x5.5″ Pythagoras is a series of tintype photograms made on black or colored aluminum plates which have been laser etched with photographs of 3D printed objects. In the second step the same translucent 3D… Read more

Gutenberg

2014 – ongoing 3D printed artist books/sculptures of photography and text. PLA resin, digital prints on paper, USB drives, fabric, wood, found objects, pens, pencils, cameras various sizes 2″x3″ up to 8″x5″ With the invention of movable type Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized how books were made in the 15th century, and… Read more

Elementary

2016 Tintype photograms of 3D printed geometric objects on trophy aluminum 4.25″x5.5″ up to 8″x10″ tintypes After 35 years of making photograms I felt challenged to make something new, but it seemed I had photogrammed every kind of object. I decided to create my own objects to make photograms and… Read more

Propagation and Maple Seed Collodion

2003 Ilfochrome Photograms (Propagation) and Wet-Plate Collodion photograms on glass (Maple Seeds) Color images are 10″x8″, Black and White are 5.5″x4.25″ Maple Seed and Propagation are photograms of maple seeds. The black and white photograms are made on collodion wet-plate glass negatives. The Propagation series images are made on Ilfochrome… Read more

Photonic Drawing

2012 wet-plate collodion photogram tintypes on trophy aluminum and powder coated titanium 5.5″x4.25″ up to 10″x8″ Using only the most basic elements of photography – light, lenses and silver nitrate – Photonic Drawings are photogram ambrotypes made on either trophy aluminum or on powder coated titanium. Made using the historic… Read more

Ascent

 ASCENT:  the evolution of analog man to digital man. The relentless process of evolution from simple amoebas to complex human beings continues onward. We know that man’s forbears were apes, and before that other less likely creatures. Man continues to evolve, transforming into unknown future creatures more able to thrive… Read more

Manual Project

THE MANUAL PROJECT: The Personalities of Hands 2005-2014 10×8″ salted paper prints, 15″x22″ digital prints, 40×52″ digital prints, sculptures up to 5×8″ Digital Pigment Prints, Wet-Plate Collodion, Silver-Gelatin Photograms, Salted Paper Prints, 3D printed PLA Resin sculptures, Artist Books, Trade Edition Book Exhibition history and installation photos Manual Project Books… Read more

Camera Obscura

NEW YORK CAMERA OBSCURA: Charles Schwartz & Bill Westheimer Together Charles Schwartz and Bill Westheimer explored the city of New York on the upper east side of Manhattan using a Camera Obscura. These pictures reveal the city through the unique viewpoint of the camera obscura and record the images digitally.… Read more

Tintype Self-Portraits

Thirty collodion wet plate self portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who… Read more

Tintype Portrait of Nick

Eleven collodion wet plate portraits made with color anodized aluminum. The strobe light was so bright I didn’t want to photograph innocent subjects who might not be careful enough to avoid looking at the 5000 watt seconds of lights when they flashed. So I used the only subject who I… Read more

Loop

Loop photograms are made using strips of vellum and are either on 20″ x 16″ silver gelatin paper or 10″ x 8″ Ilfochrome paper. Each print is unique one-of-a-kind. Read more

WALD 118

Wald

WALD 2006-2010 10″x8″ Ilfochrome unique direct prints and 10″x8″ unique direct Silver-Gelatin prints, 25″x20″ digital collage of multiple prints Exhibition History and Installation Photos Wald Project News and Press The word “Wald” means “forest” in German. The inspiration for the series was to capture the view when awakening from a… Read more

Buggy

Buggy is a series of collodion wet-plate photograms on glass or aluminum. Most are 4.24″ x 5.5″ The insects are placed directly on the plate or in the enlarger and projected on the plate.  They date from 2001 to the present.  The cricket photograms were made for the limited edition… Read more

Bayonne

Bayonne is a series of unique collodion wet-plate tintypes of electronic circuit boards that appear to be aerial photographs of industrial sites. Most are 4.25″ x 5.5″. Read more

Fern

Photograms of ferns were among the earliest images made at the beginning of photography. These photograms are made either onto collodion wet-plate glass plates or Ilfochrome color photographic paper. Mine date from the early 2000’s, not the 1830’s! All are available as large format archival inkjet prints up to about… Read more

Babel

Babel is a series of still life collodion wet-plate photographs on 4.25″ x 5.5″ glass of found objects – mostly rotted wood.  They are available as salted paper contact prints or enlarged archival pigment ink-jet prints. Read more

Believe

Believe is a series of 20″ x 24″ unique Cibachrome photograms. The model was the artist.  The text is a page from the New York Times featuring an article about a modern day Jack the Ripper who was terrorizing London. Read more

Momento

2007-2009
4.25″x5.5″ Collodion Wet-Plate on Glass and Aluminum, 8″x10″ Silver-Gelatin prints, Digital Prints
MOMENTO is a collection of human experiences and the technological dreams triggered by our cameras.  The cameras capture our experience in mere fractions of seconds, but the cameras themselves endure to reflect the technology and aspirations of their eras.  The memories we connect to the cameras are significant, sentimental and cherished.  Read more

Available Light

Available Light photograms are 20″ x 16″ unique silver gelatin prints made using the shadow of a book. The title of the book was “Available Light” by Ellen Currie. Read more

Wire Balls

Wire Balls are a series of unique 20″x16″ silver-gelatin photograms made using balls of stainless steel wire to cast shadows on the photographic paper. They are also available as archival inkjet prints. The Collodion wire balls images are made onto collodion wet-plate glass plates and printed as archival inkjet prints. Read more

Elk Mountain Range

The Elk Mountain Range portfolio is a series of B&W aerial photographs of the backcountry surrounding Aspen, Colorado. It grew out of a project to create an atlas of photographs to assist the volunteers of Mountain Rescue Aspen in planning rescues of people who experience the dark side of the mountains… Read more

Waterflowers

Waterflowers is a series of unique photograms on Cibachrome, often presented as diptychs or quadtypchs. The flower petals and leaves are arranged on top of a piece of Cibachrome paper and exposed directly to a powerful light for a very brief exposure. These were produced in the 1980’s and 90’s. Read more

Clematis

Clematis is a climbing vine with gorgeous flowers. These photograms are of the flower after the bloom has wilted, lost its petals, and gone to seed. The clematis flowers are placed in the enlarger and projected onto a collodion wet-plate glass plate. The original plates are 4.25″x5.5″ and can be… Read more

Assemblages

Assemblages are unique collaged Cibachrome prints ranging in size from 4″ x 4″ to 40″ x 48″. Most date from the 1980’s. Many are available also as archival pigment inkjet prints. Read more

Industrial Mythology

Industrial Mythology is a series of unique 20″x24″ Cibachrome photograms made in the 1980’s Read more

Oddyssey

There are nearly one hundred towns in Ohio which bear the names of foreign places. Each name reflects the dreams and aspirations of the founders of that small community in an unfamiliar environment that they were making their home. These names reflect the ambitions of people who were dissatisfied enough… Read more

Billiad

If you could have a world named after you – what would it look like? The Billiad is about what one man discovers when the dream becomes a reality. When this guy from New Jersey via Cincinnati, Schenectady,  Aspen, and New York City does find his own world, locates his slice of heaven, that place with his very own name, what will the reality be? “Careful what you wish for.” If it really is MY world, would I want it to be like Westheimer Road in Houston, Texas? Read more