“Scanning everyday objects at a very high resolution produces images of stunning clarity and beauty.”

In 2005, I was thinking about a long delayed project to photograph faded rose petals in a flattened, two-dimensional arrangement. I needed first to set up a table in my studio to photograph them with my 4×5 View Camera. The work was complicated and time consuming, so I put a lot of thought into how I would achieve what I had pictured in my mind. I knew that soft, even lighting would highlight the textures and faithfully reproduce the colors of my subject. This made me wonder what it would be like if I scanned the flowers. I spread a group of faded roses on the scanner glass and made my first scan. The result was startling–the roses became suffused with light, and the black background made the effect even more dramatic. I am continuing to explore the creative potential of this new medium whose unique properties offer so many exciting possibilities.”