I've been a photography enthusiast since about 1977, when I started learning how to use the 1932 Leica III that my grandfather brought over to Canada from Europe after WWII.
Meditation has taught me to appreciate the present moment, as it is in front of me, to find beauty in the random and mundane. By day, I search for true patterns in data, and this colors how I compose photographs of random and sometimes chaotic scenes.
I've been influenced by many photographers' work over the 40+ years I've been photographing. My current influences are Sam Abell, Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Robert Polidori, Petros Koublis, Yaakov Israel, and Hopper. I've attended workshops with Steve McCurry, Costa Manos, and Sam Abell.