I have been a photographer since 1966. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic, which was a square format film camera. Since then I have graduated from film SLR's to, first, Medium Format, and then back to digital SLRs. I still tend to be addicted to the square format, but try to resist.
My work has won many local awards, Northern California Camera Club awards, and has been published in magazines such as The Cantuarian, Peninsula Magazine and Camera Magazine (the latter two, I believe, out of business), and also Communication Arts, which is still in business.
I have also been awarded Photo of the Day by the Smithsonian Magazine, and my work has been exhibited at Focus Gallery in San Francisco and recently also at the San Diego Art Institute.