i have been a photographer since high school (early '70s) with a basement toolshed cum darkroom. working in film and video for many years, through- the- lens sensibility remained a constant, though with the moving image. Access to a darkroom everywhere i lived since high school was part of an internal tug-of-war--the poetry of the still image vs. the moving image--until last year when i retired from teaching art and photography (and video art) in a high school for 13 years.
i also create artist books incorporating my own photography and mixed media and visual meditations. one such book was juried into the 7th International Artist Book Triennial Vilnius beginning in 2015--traveling to 6 countries on 3 continents over 3 years.. it's fun to mix it up.