My journey began in 1973. Processing black and white film. Unwinding a still-wet roll of film, fixer running down my forearm, dripping off my elbow. Marveling at the images. It was alchemy of the highest order; magic to a 12-year-old. The die was cast and I've never looked back.
To avoid boring you with un-necessary details, I've worked as a professional photographer, trade-show photographer, newspaper photojournalist, camera salesman and darkroom technician.
I would like to think my work has been influenced by Minor White, Jerry Burchard, Edward Weston and Art Kane. I challenge myself to produce work that is uncommon in the current ocean of digital art.
When I need inspiration, I open my favorite photography books; "Darkroom" and "Darkroom 2" by Lustrum Press and "Minor White: A Living Remembrance" by Aperture. If those fail, I channel Dennis Hopper's character "Photojournalist" from "Apocalypse Now".
A big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer Scott Emery for my Dennis Hopper photo!