My real main subject is black — the deep, delicious, rich blacks of a silver gelatin print — and I look for that in a wide array of places and things to point my camera at —land-, sea- and cityscapes, clouds, fire escapes, portraits, close-ups, animals, birds, water, microscopic views of vegetation, weaves of fabrics, skins, feathers, and elsewhere.

My main event is the sensed, non-informational, non-representational aspect of a picture. It’s what happens before recognition of the subject of the photograph takes place. That recognition, those world references of a photograph — are in the viewer’s mind — not in the photograph. The photograph itself is nothing more than a flat array of blacks, with their cousins, the whites and shades of gray — laid out on the rectangular field called the “picture.”