In 1979 as a young soldier on a six month peace keeping duty with the UN I was awe inspired by the sites sounds and smells around me in the Egypt. It was then I bought my first camera to tell a story of what I saw.
As a surveyor I spent several summer seasons in the high Arctic on Ellesmere Island again I was absolutely mesmerized by the stunning landscapes. Work did not always afford me the time or opportunity to capture many of these scenes so several years before my retirement, I made the decision to vigorously pursue my long time hobby in photography.
I immersed myself by going back to school (New York Institute of Photography), taking classes and workshops in photography, participating in photo clubs, reading and practicing and more reading and more practice. My former hobby is now my passion. It gives me a great sense of freedom, with limitless use of imagination and creativity. My own experiences and travels has helped shape my own photographic perspectives which I hope is reflected in my work. For me interesting subjects are all around us. To see them must stop, observe, and listen before we interpret what we what to say through the lens.