"I don't really consider myself a photographer, certainly not in any traditional sense. I'm not interested in the "definitive moment" or the "capturing" of an image. The photographs I take are never final images- I add, subtract, multiply and divide to create the end product. I use black and white film so all my works are gelatin silver photographs. Having been a painter for many years, I prefer to add my own color. I use photo toners and bleaching, either pouring the chemicals over the work or applying the color with sponges, cotton balls or even Q-tips. I use scratched, sanded or found negatives to give a feeling of texture to the pieces. The final compositions often have two, three or as many as ten negatives montaged between two sheets of glass which I then print- sometimes life size. All the work is done to archival specifications in the darkroom. Each piece I make is unique. My editions are small, no more than five for any piece."