My interest in my photographs, concerns people and the places they build. Although my interest is in people, they are rarely in my shots. I like to photograph when everyone else is asleep. Night time in Portland is full of theatrical lighting and suggestive set- design, a silent stage set between performances. I also like to alter the straight images by letting the materials have a say. I print onto clear (nonabsorbent) acetate and let the ink run, capturing the results with my other camera, a scanner. I combine the results from the camera and the scanner and the final result is a combination of the two. Sometimes the detail of the photo is important to preserve, yet other times the ink does spectacular things that would never have occurred to me.