The Project

Chiaroscuro

Fence
Mountain Road
Grain Elevator
Bay Sunset
Winston Churchill
Venice
Vatican (for Charles Rushton)
Figure Study #1
Guggenheim
Winter
Lighthouse

I have been a photojournalist and sports photographer for most of my life. However, photography is much more than a job for me, it is a passion. Over the years, I have always found time for my personal work. This is a portion of it.

CHIAROSCURO (Italian for clear-dark)

In art, a term for contrast between light and dark, usually applied to bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

I have always been fascinated with the 'black and white' in black and white photography. This body of work is a result of that fascination. Influenced by the cinematic 'Film Noir' period of the 40's and 50's and by the work of photographer Bill Brandt, I have compiled a series of images that emphasize drama and mystery. It is much more about style than subject matter as the goal is always a final print of high contrast featuring deep, rich blacks and brilliant whites.

11 responses

  • Carolina Cantore

    Carolina Cantore gave props (17 Jul 2012):

    Wonderful ! Excellent shots !

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    Superb.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    "story of the week"...Voted!

  • Louise Fahy

    Louise Fahy gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Voted! Love the picture with the boat, very evocative!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (24 Jul 2012):

    wonderful photo voted.

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (24 Jul 2012):

    impressed wow, vote yeaah... :-)

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) gave props (24 Jul 2012):

    wow

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh   said (3 Aug 2012):

    Beautiful & brief story, excellent photos!

  • Chris Jennings

    Chris Jennings   gave props (3 Nov 2012):

    Fine set, beautifully shot.

  • Andrew Dutton

    Andrew Dutton   gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Great essay....gets my vote.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Nov 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad! Too bad I can't vote!

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