HARRIS BARN PROJECT
The "HARRIS BARN PROJECT" has been a three year endeavor beginning March 2013 with two unlikely events happening within forty five minutes of each other; first of course was the discovery of the barn and the second being the arrival of the owners. Permission granted to photograph, rules stipulated and agreed upon, these images are a representation of my vision and sharing of that vision utilizing the historical photgraphic medium of platinum.
Well over two hundred negatives within the three years, a reminder of my childhood on a farm in rural Northern Sacramento Valley, barns, outbuilding dwelllings, not well documented photographically until my later years of returning home those occasional times; too late, now not mine to do.
I utilize large fromat 5x7 and 8x10 cameras, printed 1:1 on hand applied platinum emulsion onto mold made French papers, each printed individually using the process originally patented in early 1883.
BACKYARD FLORA SERIES
Ridden ourselves of lawn and replacing with Mid-Atlantic mix of native wildflowers allows forth a beauty of inspiring grace and a welcome sight for neighbors and passerbyers.
EGYPTIAN WALKING ONION
The Egyptian Walking Onion is a unique species as once planted generally not much is left to do but wait ... it plants itself after the seed head becomes to heavy and it simply falls over and replants, and walks about the garden as if it had direction.
As we know, gardens tend to not have direction beyond weeds...