While earning my MFA in Crafts at Tyler School of Art (1982), I made images with a Nikon FM, printing the B/W photos in a chemical-infused darkroom. Since then, I pursued many different media – including figurative and portrait sculpture. In the summer of 2017, I began shooting in earnest again under the brief but encouraging tutelage of Bill Aron, simply capturing anything that caught my eye. With pixels replacing film, I could be quite photographically promiscuous, leaving it until now to discern themes and patterns. In retrospect, I appear to have an eye for people, especially for individuals and pairs – likely a reflection and projection of my own introversion and tendency to remain on the periphery of groups, combined with my interest in the human face and figure. As such, I am indebted to the formal elements of Paul Strand’s compositions and the deep humanism of Dorothea Lange, who said of the photographer, "every photograph [s/he] takes becomes in a sense a self-portrait."