Having trained on a large format view camera in the 1970’s where each photograph takes 10 minutes or more to compose and shoot, I learned to slow down, look carefully, and pay attention. This photographic process taught me to carefully observe and then photograph the complexity of nature and everyday objects and capture the subtleties of shape, color, shadows and light and other intriguing visual features, that might otherwise be overlooked. The resulting images make the viewer look carefully as well while asking questions, such as: What is it? How far away am I? What time of day is it? Is it a real or a manipulated image? I assure you that all these images are real, unmanipulated, and represent a moment in time preserved through my camera.
While I am primarily self-taught, I have learned a great deal over the last three decades from fellow photographer friends and colleagues and a few photography courses . Over the years, I have also been influenced by a wide variety of gifted, dedicated, and inspirational photographers and artists.