Though smitten by photography at an early age, I am primarily self-taught with courses here and there. First it was a Brownie and then borrowing my father’s Kodak Retina 1a before moving on to my first SLR. These resulted in a body of work focusing on landscapes, florals, architectural elements, and abstracts. More recently I have enjoyed the mentorship of our photography group and have begun to explore and integrate my work asking how, where, and what next.
As time has passed, I have moved from photorealism to more impressionistic works. Some pieces are simply abstractions of what all might see; others are abstractions through shadow, silhouette, and reflection. Yet other pieces are abstractions through camera technique and a few through post-production.
I spend much of my professional life helping educate those who witness suffering and joy, beginnings and endings, change and transition. As with my professional work, my photography is more than the knowledge, the technique, and the craft. It’s about being open to new things, new ways, and new visions. It’s about being alive, about being conscious, about taking a moment, about seeing, about evolution of self and ideas.