Though educated in the Sciences, I have always had an eye for the aesthetic. While working as a biologist in Biscayne Bay in South Florida, I appreciated the sights and sounds of a decrepit, but still functioning, deep water dredge churning the mud and swirling the green waters of Florida's coast. Later, while studying mechanical engineering, I browsed the books in the college library's art section while trying to master such topics as differential equations, strength of materials and fluid dynamics. Later still, as an engineer working for large aerospace firms, I never lost sight of the beauty evident in the machinery and materials common in that industry. Largely self taught, my early pursuits in fine art photography have garnered shows at the Kentlands Mansion, the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts, Hickok Cole Art Night, and the Chastleton Ballroom within the greater Washington, DC area.