ABOUT THE ARTIST
CJ buys his first camera at Times Square, New York City. He is 14 years old. He records on film this first adventure away from the wilderness of North East Oregon. His interest in visual art continues but remains secondary to his career as a Naval Aviator, Flight Surgeon (MD) and Navy Psychiatrist.
CJ begins formal training in photography in 1998. He specializes in Wild Bird Photography utilizing Canon professional digital cameras and long telephoto lenses. His style is to reduce nature to its most basic elements and achieve a degree of abstract realism. His fine art images serve as symbolic suggestion for the viewer’s imagination. CJ hopes that his photographic art will help to preserve our natural environment, especially wildlife and their habitat.
Images are digitally enhanced and printed on textured fine art paper or canvas by injecting pigmented inks onto the paper surface. These painterly prints are rated as light fast for 75 – 100 years or more under glass and out of direct sunlight.
Metal Prints represent a new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, images will take on an almost magical luminescence, complimented by hanging off the wall with a metal float mount, giving a three dimensional sculpted effect.