I began making photographs in 1969. During my college years, I was fortunate to study with two exceptional mentors: British photo historian, Bill Jay (Arizona State University) and Magnum photographer David Hurn (Newport College of Art and Design, Newport, Wales).
For most of the last four decades, I have worked as a staff photographer for a variety of news outlets, including The Lansing State Journal (Lansing, Michigan) and United Press International.
I have produced documentary projects about leisure time in Great Britain, the plight of the mentally challenged, the lives of Asian refugees new to America, the 1980 Republican Nation Convention and others.
Borrowing heavily from experiences throughout my career, I published the novel, Bulldog Blues, in 2014.