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.