Comfortable being an observer, the photographer and psychologist look beyond appearance to make sense of experiences.
In my early 20s, I photographed “landscapes” through the window of an International Harvester Cabover. At the time, I was a long-haul trucker, an independent owner-operator running a 48-state operation. For the last 34 years, I have been a practicing Medical Psychologist, working with medically ill patients treating chronic pain and trauma.
In 2013, I returned to photography, needing an artistic outlet to look beyond what had become obscured, to be more clear-sighted potentially. Discovery is an ongoing process. I’ve had the good fortune to have as my teachers David Ulrich, Franco Salmoiraghi, and Lydia Panas.
This project begins with an exploration of emotion and the male experience. Offered is a series of diptychs that gives witness through the visual manifestations of the emotions men struggle with. Perhaps, a “new definition” of masculinity may emerge.