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21 January - 21 April 1999

Dedicated to my wife Til, the "wind beneath my wings"

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Stonelight : A Beginning

    In early 1995, thanks to Washington, D.C.  photographer and teacher Charles Rumph, I became fascinated with the interaction of light and stone, particularly in voluminous spaces created by fashioned structures such as castles, cathedrals, forts, mills, and the like. Of greatest interest are spaces where there appears to me to be a special harmony in the way in which stone is worked both aesthetically and functionally.
    Somewhere in and around such places and at least for some part of  the day, the light appears not just to reflect from the stone but also to emanate from it, creating sometimes complex but always mystifying combinations of light and shadow. The light created produces a soft glow and subtle separation of tones for which I, with

North Portico, National Cathedral, Washington, DC, 1995 Charles A. Huckins

Ina Trager's encouragement, finally coined the term "stonelight" in an attempt to verbalize this phenomenon.

    Although my interests in photography have continued to broaden, it is "stonelight" which induced me to attempt expressing myself in a photographic medium. Thus, I have decided to present all my work under the banner "Stonelight Images" in recognition of this first and foremost beguilement which, admittedly, is more a state of mind than anything else.

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