It seems that I had an interest in photography while still an infant in a crib.
This photograph, original and not created through any photo manipulation, of
me as a baby, holding a photograph of my sister, Shelby, foretells of my long and deep passion for photography.
Photograph by father
circa April 1942
|I began photographing at about the age of 4, learning from my father, Harry, to hold a camera and focus and release the shutter on a 35 mm Argus C1. Within two years, I was playing with a printing frame, 620 negatives and printing out paper, holding the printing frame to the sun and amazed as the images appeared.
At age 11, at summer camp, I began learning to develop film and make enlargements in a darkroom. At age 13, I won my first photo contest, an Ansco Scholastic Art Contest, with a photo taken that summer of '53 at Camp Monterey.
During my 20’s, I won awards in many County Fairs and Outdoor Art Shows, including the Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival, one of the largest outdoor art shows in the North East, in which I was awarded 3rd place in Photography by photographer and educator, Harry Callahan.
In 1965, I received an AAS in Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology.
In the summers of 1964 and 1965, I studied with Minor White in (2)10 day workshops, receiving instruction in
In 1978, I received a BFA with honors in Photography from University of the Arts, formerly Philadelphia College of Art. Those 3 years at Philadelphia College of Art were some of the richest with photographic experience and the love of art and the freedom of self expression within a community of others with a love of art and a goal of self expression.
During 1968, '69 and '70, I worked as a Photographic Assistant in Advertising, Industrial, and Fashion Photography studios in CT (Robin Perry Studios), NYC, and in LA.
I have been published in Newsweek and Time Magazines, national and international textbooks, Woodstock Times, Napa Valley Register, and San Francisco Chronicle newspapers, various book jackets, and most recently on the web at various web sites.
My favorite subjects are nature, landscapes, seascapes, panoramas, flowers, architecture, abstractions, and portraits.
I have been doing digital photography using a digital camera and PhotoShop since about 1992.
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