I attempt to examine relationships of form, color, light and texture which are overlooked by the casual observer and to express them in such a way that they can no longer go unnoticed.
Bruce Hodge has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1979. Initially he practiced landscape photography using black and white film with a large format camera, making traditional silver prints. In 1998, he began to shoot exclusively with color film and medium format cameras, utilizing the quickly expanding opportunities of digital output. In recent years, he's migrated primarily to digital capture.
Hodge recently produced a limited edition of "portfolio" books that feature a selection from his catalog of images. Rather than using the typical four-color printing process, the books are hand printed so that each page is an exhibition-quality image. Hodge has exhibited at various venues around the San Francisco Bay Area. His most recent show was by invitation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC. In addition to his work as a photographer, Hodge is a computer scientist currently employed by Adobe Systems, a leader in the production of software for the visual arts industry.
Photographers that have influenced Hodge include Brett and Edward Weston, Wynn Bullock, and Minor White. He'd also like to acknowledge the sage guidance of Charles Cramer and Marion Patterson.