I have to confess up front that I am not a “professional photographer” in the traditional sense. I don’t make my living primarily from the financial proceeds of my photography. Rather, from an early age continuing to the present, photography for me has blurred (no pun intended!) the lines between passion and obsession – often when I’m traveling, I don’t know if I’m following my passion when I'm taking photographs or if I’m being driven by my obsession to capture every image that I see. My approach to photography is probably a bit non-traditional too considering the amount of imaging technology currently available on the market. I consider myself more of a purist in my approach to photography and Ansel Adams has always been my sole inspiration since day one.
My first camera was a Kodak Mini-Instamatic S30 which required 110mm film rolls - I slept with that camera. My last two film based cameras before going digital was a SLR frame Nikon N70 and a medium format frame Mamiya 645 – yes I carried that heavy Mamiya frame along with a half dozen or so lenses and film backs all across hot and humid Southeast Asia. I currently use a Nikon D90 digital frame and I prefer the semi-pro frames as they are much lighter to carry along with all their accessories. Because I tend to walk A LOT when I’m on location all over the globe doing my photography.
I desire to capture the best possible image of a landscape, a cityscape, people, or other objects in the natural state in which I saw them. I utilize the latest digital imaging software only as a tool to enhance my original images in order to create the highest quality products. The process involved in creating my products is very simple. I select an image in which I feel will create the best possible product to make available for sale. I use Adobe Lightroom to enhance the image to a level of quality I would want to see in a piece of original work on display in my own home. For several years, I have been very fortunate to have sold many of my image products mostly through word-of-mouth transactions to several individual collectors across the United States. So it was a natural decision for me to take my craft to the next level and create a portfolio of artwork available for sale to a wider audience.
I have traveled all over the world from Europe, Australia, Asia and Southeast Asia to name a few. I’ve also traveled extensively across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic region where I currently live. Every destination I find myself in, I'm always inspired to photograph and I always have my camera plus an inventory of lenses in hand along with what seems to be a never enough supply of memory cards. But there remains several new destinations left for me to travel to within all of these geographical areas I mentioned above. Plus many more countries that have yet to place their stamp on my passport!
Thank you for stopping by my website. And greater thanks if you have made a purchase of one of the products which I created – I sincerely consider it an honor and privilege to have sold anyone a product of mine.