I am an Associate Professor of Writing Arts at Rowan University in southern New Jersey, where I teach courses on visual rhetoric, new media, and the history and technologies of writing. I was named a 2013 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellow in the category of Visual Arts—Photography. My photographs appeared in juried shows in Delaware, New Jersey, Utah, and Texas.
I have been an avid photographer since taking an evening Intro to Photography course in Austin, TX, in 2001. In order to take the course I purchased on eBay my first SLR: a Canon AE-1 with two lenses. We learned about f-stops, shutter speeds, and lighting. We shot with slide film and projected our images to the class. In my next evening course, I learned darkroom techniques and began my love affair with the Holga.
I take great pleasure in the tactile technologies of photography: loading film, adjusting f-stops, reading contact sheets. (The next step is learning how to develop film on my own.) I prefer film to digital, toy camera to professional, and my collection of plastic and antique film cameras continues to grow. Toy and antique cameras provide unexpected mystery, and because I teach, work with, and conduct research on new media technologies, a welcome detachment from the digital. They, like many of my subjects, suggest in their structures and technologies the presence of history.
All photos, including those without prices, are for sale. A portion of all sales will be donated to various social and environmental organizations chosen based on the photograph’s subject or the theme of show the photograph appeared in.
I live in Bear, Delaware, with my beautiful wife, Wendy, our sons, Hydan and Seeger, cat, Ellie, dog, Mila, and on good mornings, a yard full of birds and maybe a deer or two.
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