Combining light, color, line, texture, form and depth into a compelling image that tells a story is my goal in photography. When selecting a print medium for the finished image such as canvas, aluminum or various photographic papers, I try to choose the one that best complements the subject.
Although I don’t specialize in any type of photography, my recurrent themes are generally nature, landscape, architecture and travel. If viewing an image of mine makes you want to visit there yourself, or if it gives you a feeling of serenity, wonder, beauty or mystery, I consider that a success.
Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, I have loved photography my entire life, being inspired by Ansel Adams and other masters. Aside from photography and darkroom courses while in college, I am self-taught through a lifelong experience in film, print and digital photography. Now retired from corporate life, I spend more time on the practice and mentoring aspects of photography.
I do presentations, offer individual coaching on the art and craft of photography, and coordinate the monthly programs and speakers at the Land of Waterfalls Camera Club here in Brevard, NC.
My work has been published in Our State North Carolina magazine, Blue Ridge Country magazine, and The Blue Ridge Travel Guide, and has been exhibited at Bluewood Gallery, Transylvania Community Arts Council and Number 7 Arts in Brevard, NC, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State in Boone, NC, and at The Biltmore in Asheville, NC.