“The Magic of Dawn” series of images were taken during my several outings to the Rocky Mountains, Big Bend, or Appalachian Mountains, exploring many State Parks, National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges there. I enjoyed and engaged with my selected area, then set up my large format film camera in dark and waited for the first light. The changing light, the disappearing darkness and the magic of the dawn amazed me.
“Play of Light: the Cypress Swamp Landscapes” is my visual experiment translating the fine details and texture of the duck weeds and magnificent tree trunks. The light guides my vision and I imagine a new invisible out of maze world while exploring the inmate beauty of nature. I was captivated by the light patterns and a kind of communication that directed me out from the beautiful, but dangerous, swamp to a safer, unknown new world.
During several trips to Beartooth Mountains, MT, and Glacier NP, MT, I photographed the beauty and serenity of the glaciers and their surroundings with my large format film camera at and above 8000 ft elevation. I translated my impressions, feelings and anxiety to photographic art which reminds the viewers, we are at the end of the period in Earth's history during which icy glaciers form, these are the Last of the Glaciers, save them!
“Big Bend Revisited" is part of my visual memory, recalling my first experience there as an outsider stranger, then returning to my special places as an invited friend, more than twenty years later. During our one week intense photography trip to Big Bend National Park Texas, under the influence of the recollection of my old photography works taken there, I sought to find the moments, and photographed with my large format view camera.
"Giants" is my series of images taken during our summer trip to Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP and Redwoods NP in California. When we met with the "Giants" I felt myself very tiny and imagined the leg of the Dinosaurs. However, I felt myself safe nearby the "Giants" and photographed them with a great respect, from my heart.
"Early Light: The Cades Cove Landscapes" is part of my remembrance to the foggy early mornings, the quiet bike rides to the fields where People of Cades Cove lived their simple life, worked hard, cried, laughed and made their moonshine. During our multiple photography trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, like "Old Timers" I photographed the mystery of Cades Cove with my large format film camera.
“Hair of the Cherokee Woman" is part of my visual memory, recalling my first experience reading Cherokee folktales. During our multiple photography trips to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, under the influence of the legend, I photographed with my 4x5 film camera and soft focus lens the magical beauty of this story.
“Microcosmic Illusions” is my visual experiment translating the fine details of the tiny animal or plant parts, seeing and imaging a different invisible world while exploring the softness and beauty of our intimate natural world.The light passing through light showed the deadly disease attacking parts of the leaf while at the same time also displaying a mysterious resurrection and transformation to another dimension through its colors.
"Leaf Kaleidoscope" is part of my visual remembrance, recalling my first experience through the old, brass-bodied Kaleidoscope which showed me a magical world. During our summer photography in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I was wondering why several large trees lost their leaves in mid-July. I picked up a fallen leaf and looked at it,– turning it to the sky and sun. I felt I found a colorful, sad and happy-faced leaf kaleidoscope.
“Water Dance” is part of my visual experiment to translate the sights and sounds of the dancing ripples of mountain springs, exploring the softness of our intimate natural world. This series of images were taken at Snowy Range, Wyoming. The orchestra of the gurgling water over the colorful rocks lit by afternoon rays turned the scene into a ballroom and I started to move and photograph my imaginations with each step.
"Wichita-Scapes” is part of my visual experiment to show the softness and beauty of our fragile natural world. The series of monochrome landscape images, high resolution fine details, forms, shapes, tones, contrasts, depth, create a dynamic, realistic but sometimes imaginative series of photographs.
“Fragmented Remembrance” were selected from single original images, dividing them six equal fragments, then placed as triptychs. This unusual linearization of the near and far view and the repetition of the near areas generate dynamic, vibrating feelings, showing only a fragment and challenging the viewer to speculate and pre-visualize the not shown areas.
“Wabi-Sabi” is part of my visual translation of this Japanese aesthetic to photographic art to show the beauty of imperfection. The series of images were taken with a soft focus lens and dedicated to tribute to Ken, whose soul continues to live in Brazos Bend SP, TX. The early morning light reflecting on the dried or damaged plants are metaphors and the shapes and colors create an imaginative, intimate series of photographs.
"Ripple Dance” is part of my vision to show the beauty of our fragile natural world. The series of images were taken on several trips to the Gulf of Mexico, Brazos Bend State Par, or to the waters of National Parks of Colorado, Wyoming or New Mexico. The atmosphere of the morning reflections on the ripples, the forms, shapes, colors, create a dynamic, imaginative series of photographs, with perception of the dance.
“Invisible Angels” is part of my visual experiment to show the softness and beauty of our fragile natural world. The series of images were taken on an Assignment trip to Glenwood Cemetery, Houston TX. The atmosphere of a foggy morning, the forms, shapes, colors, create a dynamic, imaginative series of photographs.
“On Wings” is part of Laszlo’s visual experiment to show the motion of birds in flight. The series of ten images starts with a small group of birds taking off or landing, then shows more and more birds on wings, creating a dynamic, imaginative series of photographs.
“Nature’s Softies” is part of my visual experiment to show the softness and beauty of our fragile natural world. The series of plant close-up images, forms, shapes, colors, create a dynamic, imaginative series of photographs.