Children of Ukraine - Timur
This project's idea has simply occurred to me. Due to the violence in their homeland, Timur and Margarita were forced to leave Bucha and Kyiv with their families. They are just regular youngsters who had to go through the horrors of war and the challenging journey to a quiet existence in Europe. Like all children on our planet, I truly hope they will never have to experience war again.
Children of Ukraine - Margarita
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Images from the "Children of Ukraine" initiative are not available for purchase! Please get in touch with me if you'd like to help these kids.
Inspired by Andrew Wyeth
A project inspired by a very particular coastal sea marsh in England and the paintings of American 20th century artist Andrew Wyeth. The location and its hazy, fog-bound atmosphere seemed to come together with the old, forgotten boats harbored there to make a complex picture of the accumulation of time and deterioration, the poignancy of abandonment and the potent imagery of once-productive vessels now defunct. Everything captured, from the sleeping pigeon, to dead seed heads and listing boats seems to take on the progressive slumber of the place, all overseen by the washed out sky full of leaden, pale gray, completely opposite to the sharp blues we see in more vivacious depictions of coastal landscapes.
Gotland & Fårö
My goal of visiting the island of Fårö, where the great Ingmar Bergman lived and worked, as well as the island of Gotland, where another cinematic genius, Andrei Tarkovsky, shot his final film, Sacrifice, came true this summer. I now wonder about returning to Fårö!
Still working on it.
Candy Cane Mountains (NEW!)
The Greater Caucasus mountain range includes the shale-covered "Candy Cane Mountains" in Azerbaijan. Groundwater changes the oxidation state of the iron compounds in the earth, which results in the incredible colors of the mountains. I also wanted to convey how these enigmatic mountains' colors shift with the light in this series, in addition to their incredible beauty.