I’ve been taking pictures since I was very young. I enjoy shooting landscapes, seascapes, any old or antique equipment, including cars and trucks. Regardless of what I am shooting, the goal is to create an image that may generate a reaction, start a conversation, and be worth some additional consideration. Primarily self-taught, I began entering my photographs in various exhibits and contests when I was in college. In addition to having my images featured in solo and group exhibits throughout the northeast, a number of individuals have added my work to their private collections.
Whether I’m shooting medium format film (I still use film especially for Black and White) or digital, I try to uncover something in every subject that resonates with my own view of the world.
Photography really is more than just showing up with a camera. It is about bringing a uniquely personal way of looking at the world to the shoot. Most of the time I try to resist the temptation to be content with shooting just the obvious shot. The best results usually come when I push myself to try a different angle, see an alternative perspective, come in closer for a tighter detail or back up to see a wider view. Taking the time, whenever possible, to step back, look a little deeper, and bring my own mindset to the visual opportunity. Whatever that may be.
My hope is to present an image that offers something a little different from what you might initially consider ordinary. A lot of times it is translating a vision from my mind, overlaying that vision if you will, to what can be captured and expressed with film or an image sensor. And every photographer, just like artists working with a blank canvas and brush, brings their own vision and sensibility to creating something new, so it has an identity of its own. If I capture a subject with my camera in a way that I, or others, find interesting, then that is the foundation for good art.