As a high school art student, I was often impatient with the length
of time it would take to create a finished work, as well as the
challenge in capturing in a painting or drawing format exactly what I
in my mind's eye. In my junior year, I took a class called
'Multi-Media', which explored the creative aspects of still photography
and cinematography. Here I was introduced to a 35 mm camera, and I
never looked back. Through the camera viewfinder, I could see the composed work as I viewed it, along with a method of artistic
expression coupled with a kind of "instant gratification" not found
traditional art mediums. So began my 30 plus years exploring
photography, both as a career and avocation.
Beginning a professional career in 1974 by
enlisting in the US Air Force as a Still Photographic Specialist, I spent every day as a working
photographer, either shooting for the base newspaper, the base police,
doing studio portraits, creating training presentations, or processing
and printing in a darkroom. In short, it was an excellent training
ground for both the technical and artistic aspects of photography, and I
was rarely without a camera in my hand, on duty or off.
After leaving the Air
Force, photography remained as part of other interests in my life, such as music, traveling,
and freelance writing. Over the years I have amassed a library of over
3000 images, simply because I love to take photographs, but with no
practical outlet to circulate the work, they remained simply a (large!)
As the internet became more a means of mass communication,
and with the manufacture of high-quality scanning gear for use with
photographic film (I use a dedicated Nikon 35mm format film scanner), I began the
process of converting some of this image library into electronic format and
posting them on this website. I will be adding images to the site
for some time, so check back periodically for new images.
Please feel free to browse the website and enjoy the 30 year history of
images, from abstracts to scenics, urban and rural scenes, national and
international travel, and even rock concert photography
featuring predominantly "art rock", "progressive rock" and "classical rock" bands from the 70s (my favorite music
at the time). Images are in both monochrome (black and white) and color.
My thanks, admiration, respect,
and love to my wife Lora, who has supported and helped me throughout
the process of getting this idea and website off the ground. She has
been a source of direct practical help, solid suggestions, as well as a sounding board for my ideas. Also, my thanks to Ande
at www.Ad-Design.Biz for her tireless
work, in both her technical Website building ability and artistic
suggestions in the
design of this site.