Each part of my life as an artist fuels the other parts, and together they nourish my spirit. Most of all, I am inspired by art, mixed media photography, and the art of learning. Currently, I use an old broken view camera with light leaks and dry rot in the bellows, and I develop my own film .
Abstract is a word we use to describe what we can’t really explain in terms that the mind can understand. There is concepts in art that free us to not be bound to reality as we see reality.
I have printed these photographs with one of the oldest photographic materials—platinum—for its extravagantly long tonal range, depth, and permanence.
I admire all genres of photography, from wildlife, to portraiture, to black and white street work. It is a new way of seeing the world. And it has become a compelling force that drives me to get out of bed every day and resume the search for my next image.
I boarded the El Chepe (Chihuahua-Pacific Railway) train prepared for a life-changing experience. I was inspired by my Mexican compadre’s stories and it was finally my turn to encounter Mexico’s Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon).
Curtis’s work can make the seemingly insignificant, explode with presence and simultaneously cause your heart to swell nearly as big. Thoughtful and easy going, Curtis’s demeanor emanates through his personal work documenting a passing moment.
An old woman shining shoes in the courtyard of the Ayasofya Mosque in Istanbul . The expression tells the tale of a difficult life, full of hardship and need.
A street street musicians in Brussels playing a standup bass.
The bond between a mother and her child is something special. A moment to cherish captured.
A young woman sees the beauty of nature as she makes self discoveries about womanhood.