I graduated from MCAD with a major in painting. Soon after, I abandoned painting for photography, which disciplined my talents and restrained my passions. It forced me to be more accommodating to the world as it is. I prefer to work alone and silently. Knowing I was unfit for the compromises of academia or the further compromises of selling my stuff and myself, I made my money and compromises in advertising. Meanwhile, I continued to produce what was most important to me, my pictures—compromise free.
Restraint and limitations are the whetstones that sharpened my vision. I usually stick to one camera, one short lens, and only natural light. All sites are shot in situ; what is in front of the lens is never manipulated. Drawn to visions that are derelict and empty, I maintain that one can learn as much about the human condition by the environs people leave behind them as by looking straight into a human face.
But, in the end, all you need to know about me is found in my work.