This book will be the first in a series of photographic essays I will refer to as "In the Mediterranean Sun." Each will concentrate on a specific and memorable region in one of my favorite parts of the world. The images selected for this work comprise the most significant views captured during a walking tour, mostly in the village of Oia, on the Greek isle of Santorini - also known as Thera, in the Aegean arm of the Mediterranean Sea. They were taken during the highest sun time of day in the summer of 2007. It is my hope that these images will help revive the memories of those who have seen this beautiful place. For those not yet so fortunate, let the images serve as motivation to make the journey for the first time.
Creativity in one form or another has always been in my blood. Photography came early to me--long before the digital, have-it-now age. I sure have a lot of work from that time stowed away.. Not having issue with change, I've welcomed this new found ability to digitally capture the pixels in our world, the light, the shadow, the colors. Further, not being necessarily a traditionalist, I have been known to alter reality in the virtual darkroom of editing software. It is a wonderful thing. The focus of my work has always been more toward the inanimate. I have an appreciation for the shape and form in the engineered creations of man: architectural/structural, automotive, marine. Put all this into the world around us, and I'm at home behind the lens--hopefully to capture an image... in honor of reality.
Route 66 Relics & Rust Published May 13, 2009