My formal training is in biochemistry, as a University research professor…but I believe that photography has similarities to my long-time profession, in that, much like the outcome of research, a successful photograph is achieved in only a small fraction of cases. A few of the surviving examples are shown here, and I hope you will find some that interests you.
I studied photography at Maine Media Workshops; Cape Cod Workshops; also for many years at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, with Peter Faulkner, who I credit with teaching by example what good and not-so-good photographs look like. My works have been exhibited locally at single person and juried shows; my liquid emulsion work is currently represented by Maine Gathering in Camden, Maine.
I try to view my surroundings acutely, and recreate the varied images that presented themselves, capturing the feeling that was inherent at that moment in a still photo. I take many of my images during poor weather; snow, fog, cold, wind, and rain create certain scenes not often found in picture-postcard conditions. I like to think that black and white photos capture the feeling, or mood, of these moments and add to the realism- or is it surrealism?-of the scene.
I display my work at various local art and craft shows throughout New England [see Events], and in art galleries [see Events]. If you are interested in buying a print, or one of my “3D” photos, see the online store for details. Thank you for visiting Ducktrap Photography.