Single Exposure

The ethics of photojournalism are clear when it comes to making pictures – single exposures only, created within the parameters of the controls of the camera, without image manipulation beyond cropping and toning – fundamentals of newspaper photography that have also defined my work in nature photography.

In the spirit of that ethical framework, these images take form. Each was made in a single photographic exposure of no more than 30 seconds, the camera’s shutter speed max, using combinations of intentional camera movement and multiple sensor impressions.

Creatively, no form of photography frustrates or fulfills me more. Hours can be spent pursuing the one that never comes. No two images are alike, most are failures and perfection is a possibility that’s always just out of reach. But nothing stirs vitality quite like the anticipation of photographic vibrancy, and so I pursue.