The Finger Lakes area of Upstate New York is where I was born and is the first place I called home. After completing my undergraduate work at the State University of New York at Brockport, I moved to Washington DC. There, I was professionally trained at the University of Virginia and the Catholic University of America, earning an advanced degree in Architectural Design.
As a career architect, I worked for several government agencies in Washington DC, including the Corps of Engineers, the Smithsonian and finally the US Department of Justice. Upon an early retirement, my life partner, Rod and I ventured westward and settled in Placitas, New Mexico. We were drawn to the warm climate, wide-open spaces and friendly people of the Southwest. It is also a sumptuous area to photograph.
My passion for imagery dates back nearly 45 years. Most of my photographic skills are self-taught, but to me, continual learning and growth in my work is essential. As a result, I have enjoyed participating in many specialized workshops to advance my abilities. I have also completed the professional program at the New York Institute of Photography.
You can find my images in collections from coast to coast. My work has been published nationally and internationally and I have won several awards at the local, state and national level.
My interests in photography are broad and varied. My favorite photographic subjects include the urban landscape, abandoned architecture, old rusty cars and the Italian countryside and villages. Lately I've been enjoying using my photographic skills to capture the birds and wildlife of Costa Rica having spent about a month there over the past two years. When asked about my favorite subjects, I usually just say “whatever happens to be in front of my lens when I press the shutter.”
To summarize my philosophy - photography is about capturing the essence of life with the click of the shutter, so that a moment in time can live on forever.
Professional Photographers of America
National Association of Photoshop Professionals