I was 11 when my father gave me a German-made Exacta 35mm SLR camera after returning from his service in the Air force. I grew an insatiable appetite for its design and capability. I wanted to master this medium that was so elusive. I studied it, and began to read about Ansel Adams and his Zone system as well as Edward Weston, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Liebovitz, Mary Ellen Mark and many more who helped shape and inspire the world of photography.
Over time I came to realize that photography was much more than a craft to master, but more of a way of seeing, illuminating and capturing life through the paint brushes of light and technique. Through photography, my journey in life continues to be enriching, regardless of the direction I take. My journey spans black and white or color, small images or large, wet labs or printing, dark rooms or the conversion of the digital age. All of these gifts can be applied to any journey, from personal to professional, from new upstarts to Fortune 500 management teams. What is always a constant is continuing education from a medium that keeps giving.
My focus is, and will continue to be, the art of Photography: To use light as a paintbrush; to reflect both reality and drama; to capture the surreal and warmth of a portrait; to reveal the beauty of a building and its interior; to change night to day, clouds to sunshine and freeze time.
Photography is, and always will be, my passion.