About

Why is this site called Peripheral Visions? We take it for granted that the visual world is stable, yet we move our eyes almost continuously. Moreover, we only have high-resolution vision in a small region at the centre of our visual field, yet we believe that we see the entire visual image in high resolution.

I organize the photographs on this site into temporary thematic exhibits, each of which is typically accompanied by a descriptive narrative. At any one time, there will be several current exhibits which will become archived after a few months and replaced by new ones.

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Bio

It’s ironic that I gravitated to photography for creative expression, since my vision has never been fully correctable to 20/20 even with glasses.  Nonetheless, my interest began around my 13th birthday, when I received a “Yashica A”, a simple adjustable twin lens reflex camera.  I set the aperture and shutter speed manually using a hand held light meter.  The camera produced 2¼ inch square negatives on each 12 exposure roll of film.  I built a black and white darkroom in a basement storage room in my parents’ house, and I recall retreating into its dim chemical-infused confines for hours on end.  It was the perfect escape for my introverted, conflict-avoidant adolescent personality.  My early development as a photographer is testimony to the influence of encouraging teachers.  I was privileged to attend a high school that not only offered photography, but also had teachers who made their living from photography as an art form.  After my 20s, however, I no longer had access to a darkroom.  Though I continued to photograph, the absence of creative control over the final print made my photography less intentional.  With the advent of good quality digital cameras and photographic software, I regained some control (though I sometimes struggle to keep up with technical advances in digital technology).  When I left the 9-to-5 work world in 2014, my intentionality took a significant boost, one eventual result of which is this website.

Recent shows

2018

Merging Worlds, Group Show, Community Center, Takoma Park, MD

Solo Exhibit, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Art Hop, Takoma Park, MD

Labor Day Art Show Glen Echo

Rootstalk article

 

2017

Labor Day Art Show, Glen Echo, MD

Holiday Art Fair, Takoma Park, MD

2016

Folk Festival Art Fair, Takoma Park, MD

Holiday Art Fair, Takoma Park

2015

Group Show, Christ Congregational Church, Silver Spring, MD

Holiday Art Fair, Takoma Park

2014

Community Center Art Exhibit, Takoma Park, MD

Holiday Art Fair, Takoma Park

Silver Spring Unitarian Church 2016