Images from the Second Sky
All of my life I have been drawn to water and its surroundings: the Atlantic on the Jersey shore, the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Great Lakes Michigan and Superior, and for more than thirty years the Pacific along the Oregon coast and the rivers, streams, and wetlands that feed her. While this fascination with water and the places and creatures it touches is philosophical and spiritual, my work in photography is driven by the details that emerge from the visual aesthetic I encounter when looking at and into water in its various forms—still water, flowing water, rain or snow, fog and cloud.
The images in this site reveal what I see as I walk along one or another shoreline. The abstract images and the minimalist images display the detail I see as life is reflected onto or into the surface of water. The landscape and larger images capture the magnificence and joy of settings from which the finer details of the abstract and minimal work is drawn. The resulting images seem to me to capture something of how water can serve as a canvas for light from the sky above, and hence why these images are from the second sky.
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Second Sky Studio