Today with digital photography, you need to be much more than just a photographer. To me it is being an Artist of Photography. This includes an education in photography, the ability to create your own work, from concept to the finished print or a unique process of your own.
I firmly believe that to be an artist in photography you need to be able to complete at least 75% of your work within your own studio. This allows you to use professional labs to assist you in creating extremely large prints, or images printed on aluminum or other new materials.

All my prints are archival quality, which means that they are printed with the best possible papers, ink and equipment. My work consists of both Original and Limited Edition prints, all which are numbered and signed (00/00). The original print will be one of a kind and will not be duplicated in any form. Limited Editions will be made in editions of 10 or less of any given image.

The images I photograph; I make unique in their own way. I do not like images that are shot in the same location as others. I see to many prints time and time again which look like the photographers were standing on an “X” to get the same identical shot. In other words, You Must Be Creative!

Starting in 2016 most of my work will be black and white prints, and printed on fine art papers. Hahnemühle Fine Art papers are my papers of choice. When an original image is printed on Hahnemühle papers, each print will have a serialized numbered hologram on the backside of the print along with a matching hologram on a certificate. Each serial numbered original print will also be registered with the Hahnemühle Paper Co. in Germany.

I hope the people who attend my shows appreciate what I do. I want the people to appreciate how I shoot and create unique ways to show myself through my work.
New Holstein, WI
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