Gallery Descriptions

Red Dirt Roots (Oklahoma)
    My family moved out of Oklahoma in 1967. I have returned many times to revisit familiar areas and discover other locations that exemplify the unique characteristics of the state. Oklahoma is one of those regions where traces of the past are never far from the persistent present. While some of these images reflect a personal connection to this area, all reveal aspects of our American identity.

Storefronts and Facades
    As I explore America, I come across interesting storefronts and facades of buildings that display traces of their history. Some seem to be abandoned, while others are being renovated. Besides the colors and textures of surface, I am attracted to the choices of window treatments.

Land, Sky, Water
    Various environmental scenes.

Considering Kansas, Meandering In Missouri
    Pictures from travels around these states.

Back To Kansas City
    Observations since moving back to Kansas City in 2014.

South and East
Impressions from road trips to visit friends and attend conferences.

Southwest Vacation
    All but one of these images is from a 2018 trip.

Looking Down
    While experimenting with a new camera many years ago, I discovered the wonders that can be found by just looking down.

    Details of Public and private spaces.

Quiet Places
    Here is a selection from my self-published book. Most were in a solo exhibit at the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge, Illinois in 2008. Exhibition Preview ArticleHerald-Advocate Article.

Urban Scenes
    Some unusual scenes found in more urban environments.

Out In The Country
    Sights found along the back roads.

Coney Island in Transition
    The amusement park areas of Coney Island are experiencing a revival after a long and complicated history of property disputes, fires, midway changes and urban renewal. The original awe-inspiring Steeplechase Park (1897-1964), Luna Park (1903-1944) and Dreamland (1904-1911) are long gone, but new attractions have taken their place.
    My first visits to this legendary park were in 1980 and ’81 when I was living in Manhattan. After moving back to the Midwest, I returned many times to photograph (1986, 1993, 2002, and 2013), witnessing a transformation from the scruffiness of the 1970s to a rebirth in the late 1990s. This gallery is just a selection of many images in my archive.

Parks and Sites
    Views of places that have been set aside for tourism.

The Pursuit of Happiness
    I went through a long period where I frequented bars and parties. Presumably, we were all chasing some kind of fun and social camaraderie. Most of these pictures were shot without looking through the camera viewfinder.

Chicago, 1977-1978
I visited Chicago in late 1977 in preparation for a semester at the School of the Art Institute in early 1978.

New York City 
    Views of Manhattan that characterize the flavor of the city from 1980-1982.

    Some friends and acquaintances over the years.

On The Road
    Scenes from driving around the U.S.

    Unexpected sights found during late night drives, the  camera flash distinguishing the subject.

Diptychs &
    An assortment of related images combined on a single print. Some deal with time, some as metaphor, a few just fit together.

    A collection of various panoramas from combining multiple images. Some of these have a quite large native print size.

    Documentation of various exhibits.

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