I began my interest in things visual by auditing an art history survey course as a sophomore at Harvard. That was followed by enrolling in a course on 20th Century Painting and then a studio course in descriptive drawing. I also had a fascination for photography so that when I retired from my job as a career counselor at Harvard, I got serious about taking pictures and becoming an artistic photographer. I love nature as a subject, but also am drawn to street photography and especially to portraits. I prefer color to greyscale. I love the work of Eliot porter as well as the New York street photographers. Abstract composition is very important in my work. And I love connecting with people in my pursuit of arresting images.