I began my photographic exploration at the age of 12 when my grandpa built a darkroom in the basement. Black and white photography taught me about shape and contrast. For many years I was a landscape photographer, a fairly solitary occupation. Only recently, with trips to Cuba and Myanmar, am I discovering the joy of making a photograph as a process of interacting with my subject - usually local residents. My Havana images have shown in several galleries, and I'm hoping to mount a Myanmar exhibit in the next year. However, I still return to places like Death Valley to try to capture the serenity and mystery that a beautiful landscape can afford.