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Portfolios: Art and Photography

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QR Code Works

Works in various media using QR codes, partly as a contemporary form of calligraphy.

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Divergent Evolutions

I live in one of the first subdivisions built in the city. Over the years the residents of the houses have modified the original structures and grounds to fit their needs and aspirations. This 2016 project is a creative melding of contemporary versions of the same starter house.

Hetch-Hetchy Reservoir from O'Shaughnessy Dam

In Blue Daylight

A decade-plus landscape endeavor looking at the current world.

Signs and Markers New Mexico


An analog suite of passenger-seat images, from planes, no trains, and automobiles. Plus a video piece.

El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite Valley

Engineered Food

Playing with food. Includes what might be my best-know piece, a re-creation of an Ansel Adams photo of Yosemite Valley, made out of Spam and tofu, why the hell not.

Fig Leaf Flammability Test 6b

Destructive Testing

I worry that photography can be pretty invasive and not at all the benign non-presence that it can be made out to be. So, I present you a suite of pieces where things in front of the lens get destroyed in the process of making a pretty photograph, all in the name of science–or is it art?

Apple and Branch

If Something Can Go Wrong… Failed Merges

Stuff breaks, sometimes in really interesting ways when you use photo-editing software.

Composite Cellphone Landscapes

If Something Can Go Wrong… Other Works

Stuff can also break in subtle, beautiful ways when you can ask technology to do things it’s not really equipped to do.

Roadcut, Lake Wohlford Road

The Fire Works: Landscapes

A small portfolio dedicated to the 2003 Cedar Fire in San Diego County and its aftermath and recovery

Sun and Smoke Composite

The Fire Works: Sun and Smoke

Staring at the sun during the 2003 Cedar Fire

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