I am an 86-year-old retired university professor and what might be called a passionate amateur photographer. I am physically disabled--confined to a wheelchair and dependent on an oxygen source and ventilator for respiration. While this limits where I can go and what I can photograph, I'm still a very active photographer. I suppose what I do is Street Photography, but for me it's simply a way of exploring the world that is accessible to me.
I've been involved with photography since the 1940's. In the 1970s I participated in several photography workshops. The teachers that most influenced me were Charles Harbutt and Larry Fink. As a teenager I had polio and used crutches to get around, but I was able to do considerable darkroom work, which I greatly enjoyed. However by my late 50s navigating the darkroom became too demanding physically and I more or less had to give up being an active photographer.
I began doing digital photography around the turn of the century. My first digital camera was a Canon Digital Elf. As the technology became more sophisticated, I became more involved. Nowadays I seldom leave the house without a camera. I photograph the world around me and find that it gives me a keener understanding and appreciation of that world. I'm particularly interested in what my pictures tell me about the people I photograph and their relationships.