ON NUMEROUS TRIPS TO THE ANCIENT Hellenic world, I contemplated the myriad possibilities of photographing a country whose sweeping culture had laid the foundation for Western art, philosophy, democracy, architecture, math, medicine, linguistics, theater, law, and sports. Eager to visit the temples and sanctuaries built from those realizations, my perspective was initially jarred by jumbles of rubbled marble, weeds, and restraining fences amidst the ubiquitous tourists, ticket takers, and guides. I closed my eyes to feel the shifting cadences of time and myth to sense what had transpired on these grounds. It was in using the enhanced visual spectrum of black and white infrared film that I could best convey the grace and beauty of another time and these noble remnants of the wellspring of Western civilization.
1985 - 1993
11 x 14 and 16 x 20 Selenium Toned Gelatin Silver Infrared Photographs