Plants captured in front of his camera were often spirited from gardens on his neighborhood walks, or gifts from friends and family.
The beauty he searched for in tools often began at the local flea market, purchasing, bartering, even borrowing tools - the less known about their function, often the more he became interested in it.
The platinum process is a process that Ron focused on with many of his still life and botanical works. Platinum printing is a very hands-on process which requires the photographer to mix their own chemistry and apply this to the paper directly, making the photographic paper. Ron's platinum process results in a warm-toned print with a long tonal range and mat surface, giving the image a textural dimension that is dramatically different than a silver gelatin print.