Standing around for hours in a stinky dark room has never been my idea of fun. So when the opportunity arose to use digital cameras to make images I was initially intrigued. But the size and resolution limitations of printing from a 2 megapixel camera made the process very disappointing. When I happened to rediscover Hockney's collaged photo work from the early eighties I suddenly saw a way to produce large images from a digital camera by photographing a scene in small sections and blending the images together in PhotoShop.

I work primarily in two ways - either standing still and rotating left and right and up and down; or moving within a vertical plane, left and right and up and down. Each images overlaps the next by about 50%, both horizontally and vertically. When I am moving within a plane I often overlap more since melding the images tends to be much more difficult.

I work carefully with vertical and horizontal lines, trying to keep as much straight as I can. The less I distort lines, the more the space seems to remain "normal." I also like to shoot from the inside of curved spaces since that lessens the tendency of horizontal lines to "smile" as I rotate from the center.

The photographs are all taken using eith Olympus or Minolta digital cameras. I composite them in Photoshop on a Macintosh. When I print them out I use either a desktop Epson printer, or send them to A & I to be printed on the LIghtjet.