DISTANT JOURNEYS: Brownie Work

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Uros Islands, Lake Titicaca – Peru  1984

In the 1980s I began experimenting with an old Kodak Brownie camera that I picked up at a flea market. I was drawn to the cameras limitations – fixed focus and only one aperture setting – as a way to expand composition; foreground versus background, in focus versus out of focus, while at the same time concentrating on the boldness of color in the real world that surrounded me. I began experimenting in New York City but soon traveled to far off exotic locals to expand my palette.

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Edge of Humanity Magazine Features Distant Journeys

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A selection of photographs from my project Distant Journeys is being featured in the current issue of the online magazine Edge of Humanity.

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