In a simple, everyday and even mundane act, life erupts from the firmament; the subatomic, microscopic, and cosmic beginnings of the universe and the history of the world are revealed in the abstractions of the flow and dispersion of cream into coffee.
The Javascapes began life from a serendipitous observation when I poured cream into my pint glass of iced coffee in the summer of 2011. What I saw as the cream was poured (before stirring to thoroughly blend) was a variable speed dispersion of the heavier white liquid in the darkness of the caffeinated unknown; the formation of a new world in the cold “molten” admixture of South Pacific Blend and half & half.
A celebration of the often overlooked in my immediate neighborhood and throughout downtown York, from the main thoroughfares to the smaller
backstreets and alleyways. Images in this gallery are more straightforward or
“traditional” photography digitally captured and post-processed in the digital darkroom. From rust detail abstracts to broader street-scapes, architecture to architectural elements, it is a new look at the city as it transforms itself from an industrial / manufacturing hub to an arts and culture destination.
The Susquehanna Simpatico Collection began simply enough as experimentations with long exposures of flowing water. Virtually all of the water abstractions were captured at a single location underneath the Route 30 bridge on the Wrightsville,
York County, Pennsylvania side of the Susquehanna River. The fauna, flora, and
scenic images were captured at various locations on and around the river in
York and Lancaster Counties and were developed to expand the narrative
of the river and the cyclical nature of the life of its fauna and flora.