Born in the Winter of 1944, I began taking pictures early, developing
my first photographs by age twelve. So began my life-long romance with
light; a love affair that extends beyond the visible to where all true
light resides — the spiritual.
Since that time I have been intimately involved
in many aspects of the photographic discipline, from portrait, commercial
to medical. I found the documentation of innovative surgical research
procedures among the more fascinating of my work, a task certainly not
for the weak of stomach.
Then, some years ago, I took a turn away from
the business aspect the "trade" of photography, if
you will because of the relatively unfulfilling nature of the
work. My heart was, and always has been, drawn to the inherent, even
the intrinsic beauty of the sublime creation that surrounds each of
us, but remains largely unrecognized by most. Too few actually will
force themselves to "carpe momentus" "seize
the moment" to observe with the heart the marvelous things
of this planet.
Essentially, it is the mission of my endeavor
to place a frame of reference around those common but beautiful images
of life and make it easier for the casual observer to not be quite
so casual; to capture the vision of what would commonly be looked
upon as mundane, perhaps even boringly simple, and tease or seduce
the beauty out of the image by a careful combination of angle, exposure
I will still, under special circumstances,
engage in specific commercial photography, but only under "special"
circumstances. An example is the picture below, produced for a close
friend who hand crafts some of the most unique furniture items I've
ever seen. I accepted the challenge of photographing a piece of art
in a manner that the photograph, itself, would be art.
This website is my latest project, mostly to
create a "cyber-portfolio" for galleries, but also simply
to experiement with the presentation and offerings of my more recent