When I was in school, I shared a darkroom with a talented (although somewhat pompous) photographer who was shooting all his photos in infrared black and white film… I totally fell in love with the look of the images and decided to try it out.

Toyon Road infrared

Playing with my newly converted digital camera.

As it happens sometimes in a place filled with artists, there is synergy; an exchange of ideas and concepts.  I realized as much as I like the infrared images I was creating, I need to do something “else”.  Finally someone introduced me to photo oils and hand coloring.