Process

What I do:

I travel every year for 2-3 months at a time. I pick a region or specific countries to travel to. Jumping around and being constantly on the move is not my style, so I tend to see less places and really immerse myself into a country. I travel with a backpack, and tend to go as local as I can, namely eat local street food, take local transport, and stay at local guest houses, hostels, or with locals. This way I find I experience the culture to its fullest, and get to meet great people on the way. I tend not to plan too much ahead of time. I do research the place, the people, the culture, but I never worry about the logistics, or specific places I need to see.

For years I would shlep tons of slide film with me. Now that digital photography has reached printing quality that I like, I go way lighter, and shoot only digital. I am a Nikon guy and have been for many years. I now shoot with the D810, and have a few travel lenses in the bag. I take anywhere from 1,500 to 5,000 images per month of travel. They are stored on an external hard drive and backed up on the cards. Only when I get back do I really see what I got.

I use lightroom to organize, and process my images. I have a few places I work with to print the images, depending on the original medium. Editing is the hardest part. That is why there are more images online than are at the shows I do.

All the images are printed on archival paper with archival inks. The limited editions are on special metalic paper, with pigment ink that is as close to reality as possible, and as close to the old ilfachrome from slide film.

All mat boards on the 11×14 and bigger are cotton 100% acid free. The 7×7’s are with paper mat board, acid free core.

See the Product Detail Page for images of the actual mats, and for aluminum, and canvas print options.