I was a Documentary film producer / director for over 20 years in Washington D.C. While I was on assignment, I also photographed when filming on location and later became a professional photographer before moving to Paris 5 years ago. My primary focus while living in France has been street photography, or to be more accurate I like to consider myself a life photographer, with a passion that comes from deep within. The beauty and power of what a single image can possess and convey never ceases to amaze me. The simplicity or the complexity of composition, light, movement, emotion, and story captured in a moment of time and shared for eternity is a gift for the giver and receiver. I feel very fortunate to have directed documentary films throughout most of my life. I learned that within the frame the content, composition and story are the key elements in any image and hold the secrets to the connection with the viewer. I also learned the importance of taking risks and of hard work.