chkPhotography | About
I describe myself as an illustrative photographer. I am not a photojournalist, an editorial, or a reportage photographer, who works to present the reality of a situation. I work much as a painter draws or paints a preliminary scene, and then goes back to their studio to finish. In a digital age, I work as closely as technology allows to the traditional methods of printing in a darkroom: burning, dodging, contrast and saturation control. I hope my photographs create an image in the moment of viewing, to have a timelessness of presence. CHK