Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

Surveying the Season

For reasons of circumstance and happenstance, I’ve found myself back in Michigan for most of March. Its provided an opportunity to observe the landscape during an unfamiliar transition season, while also allowed space to survey internal terrain.

Lighthouse, Revisited

It has been some ten years since I first embarked on the Pier Project, an effort to photograph the Grand Haven Lighthouse through the seasons. During late summer of 2010 I was afforded a rare opportunity to revisit the project, documenting this historic structure from the rarely seen interior of the Lighthouses. Without hesitation I jumped at the chance.

Pointing the Lens at Industrial Decay

As a photographer I resonate around subjects in various states of decay and the inevitable return to nature of manmade objects. My gut hunch told me that documenting this urban wasteland would be a fruitful and compelling photography project for whoever was willing to take up the cause. I briefly imagined doing it myself, before coming to my senses. After all, embarking on such a project would require full immersion into that environment, and let’s just say hadn’t the right temperament for the job. In other words, I feared I’d fall into deep depression.

Finding My Home at the Market

Early September and I’m back home in Grand Haven, engaging in the most wholesome of activities: shopping at the Farmers market. Brisk winds and remnant storm clouds cast a decidedly autumnal feel over the place, as sweatshirt clad shoppers fill bags with produce that matches the transition season.

Spirit of Places

Spirit of Places came about as my first retrospective photography show, compiling images of my first seven years as a photographer. This mindful approach to photography requires combining the raw elements of nature, with the elusive element of time, to create an image that resonates emotion and meaning, providing a broader understanding of the place.

Water’s Edge

This collection of images pays homage to the sea’s many attractions. As a photographer I’m constantly drawn to the sea, with its abundant bounty of compelling imagery. Lighthouses and boats hold particular appeal, as they seem to enjoy a near universal emotional resonance. Enjoy a sampling of my work from a compilation of images I call Water’s Edge, the name inspired by a series of poems on the sea.

The Pier Project

The Pier Project is a photographic study of place, for which I returned again and again, to the Grand Haven Lighthouse, to photograph it  at various times of day, across the seasons and over the years. The resulting images remain my most requested work, an overview of which is provided in the following slideshow.

Little Traverse Conservancy

Among my favorite projects over the last decade has been my ongoing work with the Little Traverse Conservancy. Over nearly ten years of photography work, I’ve provide the images necessary to help protect protected thousands of critical farmland, shoreline and wildlife habitat throughout Northern Michigan.