Many artists do not like to talk about their creative process. In my work, however, I find that some understanding of the process by which an image is made enhances the viewer’s interest in and understanding of that image.
I have been very fortunate to learn from a true expert, process historian Mark Osterman, at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. The history of photography has become fascinating to me, especially since I started learning how to make photos with early processes.
This drawing by Mark Osterman shows how photography grew.
Since 2013 I've made many trips to Rochester NY to learn from Mark Osterman and Nick Brandreth at their public workshops. Each of these occasions has been both a retreat and a jolt of energy to my creative self.