I have been studying photography since 1992 when I took a class at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, CA. For many years I was using a Mamiya 645 film camera and printing out of a home darkroom. I made the transition to digital photography in 2012, and am currently using a Nikon D 5600 camera and printing on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 desktop printer.
I did a solo street photography exhibition in Fort Bragg in 2016. Later that year I entered 3 prints in a juried photography competition at the Mendocino Art Center and was awarded a 2nd place prize for one of the prints.
As a physician, I practiced medicine from 1977 until I retired in 2012. My practice included both internal medicine and emergency medicine. There is a personal sense of coherence for me to draw on the observational and technical skills that are called for in medicine and to bring them to photography. In both, responding to the moment often makes a critical difference.
One of the most meaningful rewards of practicing medicine was the honor of engaging with people at a time they are most open and vulnerable, establishing a unique kind of intimacy. When I am doing street photography, there is a parallel feeling of intimacy when I can be present to witness the richness inherent in the dailiness of people's lives.