Dye Transfer Prints


My dye transfer prints are all made using original Kodak papers and dyes. The paper stock is double- or triple-weight fiber base with an air-dried F surface. The prints have at least 1" of white paper around the image area, and I title and sign the prints in archival ink under the image.



Christmas in California



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Rainbow Diversity Christmas, S.F. ~ 2000

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All the colors of the rainbow, in brilliant, coordinated spectral order, ornament this corner victorian in the Castro District. (242K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 15" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Blue Xmas, Daly City CA ~ 1996

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The theme of the exterior decor is deep blues and indigos, contrasting with the warm traditional tones and colors of the living room (250K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Bougainvillea, Daly City CA ~ 2001

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It may not be snow and poinsettia, but this house still manages to be decorated in traditional whites, reds and greens. (332K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Red, Yellow, Blue, Green Windows, San Jose CA ~ 1999

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The title tells all about the simple, elegant decorations on this Spanish-style home. (229K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Picket Fences, Daly City ~ 2000

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This cozy little scene is predominantly white, blue and green, with festive touches of brilliant red. A soothing and inviting display. (254K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Xmas Spirit, Daly City ~ 1998

This is the display that inspired me to develop this photography as a serious project. It was just so... exuberant. It incorporates everything but the kitchen sink, in every brilliant color of the spectrum. (365K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Reindeer Crossing, Broadmoor ~ 1998

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A rich, warm brown plastic herd lounges on the green lawn in front of a festive white and red plastic chorus. Red, white and green lights adorn the landscape and house.(319K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Two Cats, Palo Alto ~ 2002

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Life used to be so hard. Now everything is easy with warm, welcoming yellow icicle lights and brilliant green foliage decorated with rainbow strings of lights. (319K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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A Visit from Santa ~ 2000

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Macy's in New York would be hard-pressed to mount a more magnificent and better-designed Xmas display.It's almost fiery in its brilliance, with intense reds and yellows, complimented by cool deep greens and frosty whites. (393K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Modern Xmas Trees, San Jose ~ 2002

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Welcome to the future... retro style. From the stencil cut-out sleigh and reindeer sculptures to the abstract spiral-lit trees, the rich reds, whites and greens of the scene are something from a 1950's imagining of the 21st Century. (266K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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House of Lights, Daly City ~ 1996

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This home is completely enshrouded in strands of multicolored bulbs. It glows translucently like some deep sea jellyfish or perhaps a Christmas Ghost. (254K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Stairs to Christmas, Daly City ~ 2002

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Luxuriously-warm tones define this photograph, as white, yellow, orange, red and green lights illuminate the stone steps and stucco walls that lead to an inviting entryway. (221K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 14" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Xmas Rose Garden, Daly City CA ~ 1999

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A “snowy” scene without the snow. White trim paint and a white stone garden, accented by soft brick-red stonework and the delicate greens of the rose bushes and house paint create a true holiday atmosphere. The pale blues, greens, reds, and whites sparkle with yellow white lights. (344K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Garden with Xmas Lights, Daly City CA ~ 1999

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Deep, brilliant colors adorn this California garden, with plants highlighted in intense blues, electric yellow-greens, and incandescent reds and yellows. It's about splashes of luminescent color set against the dark, soft hues of night. (332K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Window Lights, San Jose CA ~1999

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An adobe style home has an almost ghostly presence, with doors and windows rimmed by intense blue white lights, subtly picked up in icy blue shadows. A little warmth shows through the windows in contrast to the chill exterior. (217K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 12"


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Crimson Christmas Lights, Pacifica CA ~ 2000

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These decorations seemed to glow with an internal heat, an impression created by rich crimson, orange, and yellow lighting. Accents of deep green and blue lights make the furnace-like ruddiness seem all the more intense. (389K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Drinking Deer & Waving Santa, Daly City CA ~ 2000

Rosy-white lights in icicle strings and light sculptures delineate this scene. Accents of festive rainbow-hued lights splash color across the tree and doorway. (373K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14.5" high (image area)


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Nine Apartments, S.F. CA ~ 2000

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Each apartment has its own color scheme of pale blue, warm soft orange, hot and pale yellow, bombastic red. Dark and saturated red, green, and blue lights tie the composition together with bold diagonal strokes. (373K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 13.5" high (image area)


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Red, White and Blue Xmas, Daly City CA ~ 1999

A tricolor design in icy blue, brilliant white, and saturated magenta lighting decorates this olive green house. Luminous accents in yellows and red draw the eyes into the curtained windows. (328K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 14" high (image area)


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Light-wrapped Oak and Traditional Lights, San Jose CA ~ 1999

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An old oak is suffused by warm tans and browns, wrapped in light, backed by classic Christmas lights in alternating reds, yellows, greens, and blues. The illumination is warmly inviting under a midnight-blue sky. (377K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 15" high (image area)


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Holiday Floods and Frosty, Daly City CA ~ 2000

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Hints of Mondrian come to mind in the richly colored rectilinear forms of this Daly City home. Incandescent, fiery reds compete with brilliant lime greens and deep blues for dominance, casting a delicate and dark mix of greens, browns, and reds over the lawn. (229K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 13.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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A Candy Cane Lane, Broadmoor CA ~ 2000

Multicolored lights dominate this festive scene, highlighted by a striped metallic candy cane. Lovely warm yellows and whites lend a homey air to the festivity of bright red and green decorations, accented by yellow and dark turquoise lamps, all set on a typically Californian dark green lawn. (258K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 13.5" wide by 19" high (image area)


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Curtain of Lights, Daly City CA ~ 2000

Delicate curtains of rose, salmon, and powder blue lights hang from the windows while yellow-white icicle lights softly illuminate the dusky blue exterior of this home. A soft, cool feeling suffuses the composition, with a few spots of eye-popping red to liven up the night. (205K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 18.5" wide by 9" high (image area)


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A Wild West Christmas, Broadmoor CA ~ 2000

An untraditional Christmas in a xericulture landscape of stone and cacti. Dark powder blues and muted greens, subtly and softly rendered, create this setting in which enthusiastically red and white decorations display brilliant strings of white and colored light. (262K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 12"


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Christmas Greenery, Daly City CA ~ 2000

Rich dark green foliage gives a forest-like feel to this home's entryway, enhanced by sparkling white light, cool blues reminiscent of the sky, and hot reds that catch the eye. The shadows are filled with a soft green detail, nearly lost in the shadows of night. (291K JPEG)

Dye transfer print: 19" wide by 13" high (image area)

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It is available as an Ultrachrome digital print.

Eaves with Wreaths, Daly City CA ~ 1999

Light dominates this composition,as festoons of yellow-white lights make the pale pinks and delicate greens on this house glow with an internal luminescence. Fiery red lights and intense red and forest green wreaths create colorful counterpoints to the pastel paint. (393K JPEG)

Available as an Ultrachrome digital print



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