Light has been the essence of my professional life. I love beautiful light and I’ve spent a great deal of time searching for it. Light can transform an image into something that grabs your attention, sparks your interest, totally turns you on or totally turns you off. Nice light combined with elements of design, subject, color, composition and form can take your breath away. Great light can sneak up on you at a moment’s notice, disappear instantly and it can linger on a hot summer night. Beautiful light and knowing how to use it takes a bit of talent and skill, education and imagination, experience and patience, tenacity, timing and luck.
I’ve been a professional photographer for almost 3 decades. It’s been an accidental career. My interest in imaging began when I was in my early 30’s, late by industry standards. I started with a local camera club, joined many professional associations, and interned with area pros. And then I studied imaging at some of the best schools on the east coast with many talented shooters. I’ve been teaching for over 2 decades, and I’ve enjoyed sharing my passion with others as well.
I’ve had the good fortune to photograph thousands upon thousands of people all over the globe. People fascinate me, and I’ve found photography is a universal language that speaks to all of us. Three years ago I decided to “shake up” my career by shooting most of my work on location. It’s brought a new dimension to my work, and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Ya gotta taste the light…