Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. After High School I joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. It was there that I first became involved in photography. A coworker talked me into taking his 35mm camera with me on a trip to Munich. That was in 1974, now almost 40 years later the camera has become an inseparable part of my life. In truth, it's a disease which knows no cure.
I have no formal training in photography except for the reading and rereading of every book I could find on the subject. Credit due, it was the sharing of knowledge from such masters as Ansel Adams, John Shaw, Art Wolfe, David Muench, Jim Zuckerman and others, that has allowed me to develop my eye to the point that it is today.
My main love is the landscape, although all avenues of the art interest me. All of my work is done with Canon 35mm & EOS digital cameras or a Cambo 45SR monorail camera for the large format work. The computer is another photographic tool that I've grown to love. The knowledge gained in photography and primarily the dark room over the years has crossed over nicely into the making of digital graphics. The techniques are all basically the same, the enlarger has just been replaced with a keyboard.
My work is diverse, from commercial images for industry to landscapes.The computer has also added to that diversity by allowing me to go beyond the camera. From restoration to digital enhancement, brochure and web page design.