My equipment is simple: a digital camera and a tripod. I try to shoot when the light is right, taking lots of pictures once I get started. Working thoroughly with a subject is a habit I’ve gained from experience. I’ve found that spending an extra few minutes with the subject in changing light while refining the composition can make a significant difference in the result. I often return to a location a third and fourth time since I tend to stick with a subject once it’s caught my attention.
The subject matter that attracts me is varied and probably always will be, as new things catch my interest. Some of the images are from planned trips, others are fortunate accidents resulting from being in the right place under the right light at the right time.
My interest in photography goes back to my military days and my introduction to the darkroom in the base hobby shop. When I first saw an image emerge from a blank sheet of paper in the developing tray, I was hooked for life. After the military, I followed my passion for photography when I earned my bachelor’s degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating with my B.S. in photography with the help of two part-time jobs, scholarships, and the G.I. Bill.
Although I earned my photography degree studying classic film and darkroom technique, I switched to the digital process some years ago. For me, it works better for delivering the subtleties of light that attracted my attention to the subject.
I travel all over the U.S. with my wife, Ann, showing my work at outdoor art festivals. Thanks to this website, long-time customers who once had to wait a year for us to return to their area can check for new images any time.
One of my greatest rewards comes when viewers show enthusiasm and excitement over my work. I hope to be doing it for a long time. Thanks for your interest, and feel free to get in touch.