Photography has always held an important place in my life. Growing up, my family were avid travelers and my parents encouraged my interest in photography. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, then an early Konica and then a Nikon F. I received formal photographic training during my time in the U.S. Navy attending multiple schools including basic, advanced, aerial, cinematic and processing of both black & white and color.

My equipment experience includes 35mm (Nikon & Leica), medium format (Rolleiflex, Hasselblad & Yashica), 4×5 (Speed Graphic & Calumet) and 8×10 (Agfa) cameras as well as both hand and mechanized developing and printing. I also use Nikon digital cameras with Canon and Epson printers. I do images predominately in black & white but also know that certain types of subjects just cry out for their vibrant colors to be captured.

I predominately use photography as my personal creative outlet but do accept private commissions and also will provide imagery for commercial offices. I have previously shown work at SF Camerwork, SF Photoworks, City Art Gallery as well as submissions for international competitions through Lens Culture.

I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and reside in San Francisco.

Artist’s Statement

From a very early age I was totally captured by images from Curtis, Stieglitz, Adams, Weston and Cunningham. Their stunning images, beautiful depth of tones and emotion just stuck a chord deep within me. As such, the roots of my imagery stem from that exposure and those influences. It is also why I focus on the more traditional use of the medium; create via composition, exposure, processing and cropping versus chemical alteration, differing materials, collages or composite mosaics.

Over time, I have been encouraged to expand my interest in photography and to view things from alternative perspectives. This is whether it is a large landscape or the small detail in a flower. My imagery spans a large variety of subject matter and is driven by what I see and what generates a spark within me. But to me, the high point comes when I have been able to catch a moment in time with the result being an image that causes the viewer to pause and look deeper, even if for just a moment, knowing that you made a personal connection.