About the Artist
I label myself a “lifestyle photographer” because I see that as the crossroads between people and travel – the two subjects I shoot regularly. I enjoy photographing people – sometimes in studio and often as they move through life. I travel regularly and use these opportunities to photograph places.
I am very interested in the way that light falls across our world. Refractions, shadows, and odd beams of light. I can sit and watch the branches on a tree move and change the light. The subject is, ultimately, unimportant for me – it’s all about the light.
My work combines my interest in my subject with my appreciation of light.
I started in photography in 1972. During the 70’s I was a young student that worked on the high school yearbook, sold photos to the local paper, and even did some light plane aerial photography. In college, I again worked for the yearbook, the campus paper, and did what free-lance work I could find.
Upon graduation the reality of a daily working life took me away from photography. I sold my darkroom, then started selling off my cameras. In the late 1980’s I was down to one used Nikon that was more a vacation camera.
In 1991 I married an artist. When she looked through old portfolios and photos, she encouraged me to explore as an artist again. She put money behind her suggestions by purchasing a Mamiya 645 medium-format camera for me in 1995.
I have been back shooting and creating on a regular basis since 1998. I owe thanks to my friends, fellow photographers, and the models with whom I have created and collaborated.
Most of all, I thank my wife Lillian for her insight and encouragement.