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“Making pictures is a way of creating worlds within the frame that provide almost the same richness and pleasure as direct experience of the world - yet the world itself is never quite as clear as in a good photograph.” - Frank Gohlke, American Images: New Work by Twenty Contemporary Photographers.

Why are my images puzzles? The simplest answer is "Puzzles make you think." The more complex answer devolves about what and how puzzles make you think. Puzzles make you examine the world and ask what it is you really see. What are your assumptions and why? What are you ignoring? What lies beneath the surface? Are the issues physiological, that is, built into my brain structure, or cultural, taught to me by the society in which I grew up?

To live in this world, people acquire many behaviors that are automatic because they repeatedly deal with the same situations. Puzzles make you look at the world in a different way. Puzzles require that you stop your preprogrammed behavior and actually look deeply at something with new eyes. Only when you have managed this can you begin to analyze what it is that is before you.

These images are available as 12.5 × 19 inch or 16 × 24 inch prints. Those prices, respectively, are $300 and $500 for matted prints.