My love of photography began when I studied with Brett Weston in Monterey, California, in the late 1960’s. A visit to Ansel Adams’ studio forever changed my view of the art.
In 1997 I began experimenting with the wonders of Polaroid film and many alternative processes, inventing my own techniques along the way. These works were published in the best-selling book, Polaroid Manipulations by Kathleen Carr, Amphoto Books, 2003.
Currently, my passion is to bring to the fore the photographs of the Beauty of Afghanistan that I took in 1977 when I was there. These striking images reflect a time now long gone when the Afghan people lived with pride and dignity, much as they had for generations. My goal is that these photographs and portraits will provide inspiration for Afghans everywhere, and give them strength and hope for a renewed future. I believe the heart of the Afghan people is revealed in these images, and I want to share them with the world to bring a deeper understanding of this ancient culture.