For too many years, I traveled the world for business and too many times, didn’t have a camera when I wished I had. That was before everybody had phones with cameras built in. I was fortunate to get my art education from my parents, college classes and by spending days at the best museums in the world's greatest cities. Working and living in New York City for many years exposed me to art in countless ways. I was also gifted with incredible imagery while looking out the windows of skyscrapers, taxis, subways, trains and, yes, way too many airplanes. I often reflect on these countless moments – like being at 35,000 feet flying over the Rocky Mountains while green pillars of the Aurora Borealis danced 360 degrees around my flight. Or, when I was photographing in South Africa, and a bunch of hungry boys asked if I had any food. Any one of my cameras could have fed them for a year but they were so happy to have my fresh apples and share their smiles! Or, being on an eastern beach at sunrise when the September sun crept over the foggy horizon and created golden light circles and beaming rays that were blown away by a chilly on-shore breeze. Stunning!
If a picture is worth a thousand words then I must have several terabytes in my head of pictures, stories, events, people and places that will never see reproduction – I’ve been told a terabyte is about 75 million pages – okay, so maybe I exaggerate, I was a sales guy once afterall. Regardless of how many pages are in there, I’m comfortable with it because each mental byte impacts and contributes to my photographic work. They add to my ability to see and create the next image. It is a process I thoroughly enjoy. Our world is a place full of infinite colors, shapes, light and shadow. I strive to sense and respect each in its own right and I hope you can see this in my images.
Thank you for touring my gallery. Thank you for visiting. Please don’t be a stranger! I’m happy to discuss any of my images with you or opportunities for shoots or commissioned projects.