early photography was 35mm color. His recent work, large-format
black-and-white and panoramic photography, is produced with antique
photographs his panoramic views with a Cirkut camera, which uses
flexible film, 8 inches by 72 inches, that can only be contact printed.
He converted this camera, made in the 1920s, from a spring-wind
motor to electric drive. Even so, it takes at least 10 minutes to
set up the camera, with exposure time for a single frame being as
long as two hours. The result is a 360-degree view of an interior
or landscape that creates a lyrical compositional band through line
work can be found in the collections of the Kettering (Ohio) Medical
Center; the U.S. Consulate, Hong Kong; and Lincoln National Corporation,
Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Cirkut camera demands that I compose in a linear mode, organizing
upon a long, flowing line. In addition, I must consider the rotational
aspect of a scene of many dimensions. Height, width, and depth are
obvious, but the motion of the camera creates a new dimension that
is realized only when I lift the developed negative from the fixer
to see for the first time a new world revealed through the simple
act of rotation.