Photographing petroglyphs has been a passion of mine for decades. These images are pre-digital. I used to shoot a manual, medium format camera onto standard color negative film, using three filtered strobe lights, a technique I call “Evaluative Relighting.”
Stalking wild birds in the broadleaf forests of upstate New York with a borrowed box camera at the age of eight, I have always been a photographer. I studied photography as an art medium for five years in northern California, before establishing a traditional portraiture, wedding, and landscape photography business on the San Francisco peninsula in the 1990’s.
But on discovering the ancient rock art of California’s Coso Range, I connected with ancient artists through unconscious symbology and common themes. Through this medium, I discovered an all-encompassing passion, connecting with that energy through my camera.