As a photographer, I choose from a variety of subjects following my curiosities and passions in landscapes, urban environments, and people alone or collectively engaged in their myriad crazy activities. These subjects aside, one of the most common denominators in my photographs is color exploration. I generally shoot on location using available light. My goals as an artist are simply to appreciate, enjoy, and celebrate life.
Where I am lazy in pursuing the visual or feel the visual can benefit from some added verbal props, I use the blog section of this website.
I was born and raised in Southern California amidst the color and cultural shifts of the 1960’s and 70’s. Photography was a passion of mine since those early days when I served diligently as the family photographer. I enrolled in black and white photography classes through high school, college and later on.
Photography remained a hobby through my 20’s and 30’s as I pursued a career in the software industry. When I retired from that career in 2001, digital photography was already advancing rapidly and I became re-acquainted with - and found a renewed passion for - photography. Digital cameras and tools were perfectly suited for my creative instincts.
A couple of years later, I desired to deepen my relationship to photography and this led me to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where I took four undergraduate Photography courses before applying to their Master of Fine Arts program which I completed in August 2010.