Based in Newark, Delaware and centrally located between New York and Washington D.C., I have spent over 20 years as an editorial, corporate and advertising photographer with a concentration in people and portraiture.
Most recently, I have taken a step back from commercial and editorial photography, bought a pile of obsolete cameras that shoot film…. the really nice ones I could never afford when they were the industry standard and digital photography didn’t exist, but now cost pennies on the dollar… I’ve restocked my darkroom, and I have begun thinking about images as art objects rather than a means of media communication.
Always thinking of myself as an artistic photographer, I have tried to approach all of my work in that way. Quality of light is one of the most important elements in my imagery, followed closely by a narrative, however subtle, that is created by connecting with my subject on some level.
Currently I am working on a lot of figure studies and concepts within that genre. I have also coined a couple of terms for the technical direction to which I intend to take my work…. ”High-Quality Low-Fidelity” …and… “Finding The Virtues of Bad Lighting…” I hope the work will show you what I am talking about.
When I am not behind the camera, I like to spend time in the outdoors, camping, hiking, and practicing the art of wilderness self-reliance. Red wine is always a favorite…. and lots of black coffee….. and you will often find me scratching my head about what is wrong with the 30-year-old large format lens shutter that I just found at a thrift shop, and how I can make it work like new again.
All images are under copyright, and may not be reproduced without my expressed, written permission.
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