Who’s to know what’s a spook and what’s a shadow, what’s true and what’s a truer view? Every ordinary world contains another undercover one. Maybe you don’t believe me. When I came to Los Angeles 35 years ago I was a journalist, and I wanted to get the real story. Now as a photographer and book designer I explore formats that encourage people to make up their own. Most of my work involves seeing things in one way and then another, using layers or shifts in perspective or unreliable narrators. In late 2020 I developed a serious vision problem. While it was being treated it was easier for me to shoot pictures at night. The photographs in Untrue Confessions were taken in the retirement community where I live part time.