Photography has always held an important place in my life. From a very early age I was extremely captured by images from Curtis, Stieglitz, Adams, Weston and Cunningham. The roots of my imagery stem from that exposure and the more traditional use of the medium; create via composition, exposure, processing and cropping versus chemical alteration, differing materials or composite mosaics. In 1971 I entered the U.S. Navy and was a photographer attending photographic schools including basic, advanced and photographic processing systems (both hand and mechanized).
My equipment experience includes 35mm, medium format, 4x5 and 8x10 cameras as well as both black & white and color processing and printing. I continue to shoot film but I now also utilize a digital 35mm camera.
I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area (Oakland) and a long-term resident of San Francisco and create differing theme-based series of images for presentations and also by commission.