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Vision: To share what I see through the camera and thereby make connections, real and imagined, between the viewer and the people, communities and lands that I have had the privilege to visit.
My Photographic Journey:The click of the camera captures a unique moment in time. Viewing the photograph is an opportunity to appreciate the image and reflect on what was behind the visual presentation – the life, the history, the future of the person, the people, the city or the landscape. A compelling photo stirs the imagination to consider what preceded the moment and the future that might unfold.
Statement of Photography: Photography is my primary avocation. Over the past several years I have had the good fortune to experience photographic adventures to a variety cities and countries around the world and in the U.S. During these adventures I have had the opportunity to capture glimpses of the everyday life of people and the places they live, work, and play. I have also viewed the majestic beauty of a few of the special places on earth.
My interest in photography began as a youth in Minnesota. I had a Brownie Hawkeye camera and learned to develop my own images. From the mid-1970’s through about 2000, my photography was primarily focused on the activities of family and vacations.
In 2009 after thirty years as a consultant working with hospitals and health care systems I retired and began spending most of my time at our second residence in Sandwich, NH. In the beauty of this setting my nascent interest in photography started to blossom. As with many people of my generation, I had to learn a new technology, the digital camera, and migrate to the new “darkroom,” the computer as image processor.
My development as a photographer has benefitted enormously by the guidance, advice and encouragement of a small group of mentors with whom I have done workshops and tours, specifically Les Picker, Steve Simon, Bryan Peterson and Valerie Jardin. I have spent time with them as student and colleague. You can find links to their work on my website. As important as these leaders have been to my development as a photographer, the other participants in their workshops have been instrumental in providing support, guidance and friendship.
My photography, is a work in progress. You can follow the development of my technique and eye on my web site which is updated periodically. The images shown change over time as I pursue new photo adventures and continue to learn the art of creating images which hopefully spark the imagination of viewers.