Photography

My photographs are often nature-inspired. From the stark beauty of a dead tree to the intimate interior of a flower to the powerful majesty of a waterfall, the natural world holds secrets and wonders that never cease to awe and amaze me.

But Nature, in Her magnificence, is often chaotic. (If you know your Greek mythology, Chaos was the original goddess who gave birth to the Cosmic Egg.) Most humans seek a state of order, and we are natural pattern-seekers. I like to take some of my photos, and digitally manipulate them and end up with something that looks a little like what you’d see through a kaleidoscope. I call them “Shattered Photos.” Not every photo works, and not every outcome is a smashing success, but when it does work, I find the results to be almost hypnotic in the way they form mandalas.

Some of the Shattered Photos lend themselves to yet another form of manipulation, a three dimensional art form called paper tole. Due to the fragile nature of these, the Layered Photos are already matted and framed.

I have conventional photography and Shattered Photos prints, matted to 8×10 (print is 5×7) and 11×14 (print is 8×10) inch. Watermarks do not appear on prints.

Also see the Textile Art page, featuring art that uses many Shattered Photo designs (and a couple of conventional ones), and the Photo Jewelry page, that does as well. For an option that has multiple designs in one prepackaged set, visit the Photo Cards page.


8 x 10 Matted Prints, Conventional

“Blades of Ice”

Water froze in a bucket, and the ice grew down from the lid, forming these incredibly beautiful ice blades.
$19.99

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“Clawing the Sky” (b/w)

A dead tree at Turtlehead Lake in Cook County, IL. It had such awesome texture, and was amazing in black and white.
$19.99

“Hoarfrost”

This bit of water lace formed on a deck post at my parents’ – I love the contrast of the linear woodgrain with the fractal ice structure.
$19.99


“Icy Branches”

After a light glazing of ice, a maple in our back yard absolutely lit up in the afternoon sun. Naturally I grabbed my camera…
$19.99

“Icy Leaf”

A maple leaf impaled by a barberry thorn, both encased in icy by an ice storm. Savage and dangerous and beautiful, all at once.
$19.99

This is also available as a Shattered Photo.

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“Maple Leaves”

The sun shining through the leaves at this botanical garden in St. Catharine’s, Ontario was too beautiful not to capture.
$19.99

“Raindrops on Roses”

and whiskers on kittens… (your earworm for the day.) Macro photography was meant for such things. Taken after a rain on the roses in front of our house.
$19.99



“Snail”

This little guy was scooting along when I spotted him in the leaf litter instead of the morels Dad and I were hunting for at a state park in central IL.
$19.99

“Sculpted Snow”

Very rural Illinois; I pulled over to take this photo, the texture of the drifted snow was so beautiful.
$19.99


“Tulips”

A fancy bouquet of tulips in cloudy afternoon sunlight, colors like a bowl of old-fashioned hard candy.
$19.99


“White Roses”

Not my roses this time, but my mother’s-in-law, on a gloriously sunny summer day.
$19.99

This is also available as a (Shattered) Layered Photo.

11×14 Matted Prints, Conventional

“Abandoned” (sepia)

This abandoned farmhouse in rural IL is one I’ve photographed many times before it was demolished.
$29.99

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“Lily & Pots”

The colors in this photo are mostly what caught my eye, but also the effort involved with planting a garden. It’s a lot of work! So many empty pots once you finally get all those flowers planted…
$29.99

This is also available as a Shattered Photo.

“Monkeypod”

Sunlight shining through the flower of a monkeypod tree on Maui, proving that not every photo has to be a clear image, sometimes you just need a hint of color to make your point.
$29.99


“Palm Tree”

A palm tree in flower on Maui on a glorious sunny summer day.
$29.99

This is also available as a (Shattered) Layered Photo.

“Starved Rock”

This is a little canyon waterfall at Starved Rock State Park in IL, taken in late June, when the water was mostly dried up. The light was overcast, which kept it from being unbearably hot for hiking.
$29.99

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“Double Tulip”

This blush-pink tulip was blooming in the garden of a neighbor of my parents. Fortunately for me, she likes to share, and is blessed with a green thumb.
$29.99

Matted Prints, Shattered Photos

The Shattered Photos prints continue on the next page!