Photography, in its essence, is more than a camera shooting pictures onto film or digital recording. The idea of the camera, of an apparatus which stands between the artist and the world, is more complex and full of possibility.

In searching to reduce the distance between the audience and the work and make the act of viewing more immediate and direct, I developed alternative approaches to the making of images, exploiting the secondary image, engaging with the construct of light boxes, all in the darkroom. Photography as defined by Moholy-Nagy specifies a limitless and unpredictable world where technique constantly opens new possibilities of image making. The photogram, a process which both he and Man Ray are unforgettable for, is the point of departure for the process I call luminography which records light in space resulting in intensely luminous imagery.

The dimensional behavior of light and shadow is mysterious; I construct the luminograph in a color darkroom to create a unique, camera-less, negative-less, computer-less image. The cone of light descends from the enlarger to create a territory, and it is the interruption of the rays of light that is recorded: a movement, a single expression layered through space.

Luminography is one element of my practice; a method which articulates the narrative of life's forces and the experience of walking through time.