About “Bridges—Symbols of Progress”

I began photographing bridges in 1983 for a faculty show. I never expected to be interested in making more than the eight or ten I needed for the show, but I surprised myself. The prints were interesting to look at and the bridges looked like they could have been sculptures. I began to notice that bridges are everywhere—and are important to the way we live.

I photographed a couple of dozen bridges with a 2 ¼ inch, square format camera the first year and then switched to a 4 x 5 view camera because the horizontal format seemed more appropriate for the subjects, and it allowed me to make bigger prints. I photographed about 145 bridges between 1983 and 1994.

The prints in this collection were made between 1985 and 1994, are 16 x 20 inches and 24 x 30 inches, and are in editions of 5, 10, or 25. For more information, please contact the studio.

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