I am a mature photographer. I only picked up a camera in my 30's. After graduating from the New England School of Photography two year Professional Photography program in 1995 I worked at various types of photography, but never made my living at it. I mount a brick and mortar show once every 5 years or so. I taught adult ed photo courses for years, bridging the transition from film to digital. I've been juried into several shows, but nothing of any major status. I have a quirky aesthetic that does not appeal to the average viewer who wants an easy art experience. I don't want to produce an image I have seen before. I want to give a viewer an opportunity to NOT take their visual environment for granted. This is an egotistical goal, acting on the conceit that I see differently. For the viewer willing to come halfway there may be something interesting.