Photography has been my hobby, my passion for close to 40 years. My photographic journey began when I was a teenager when I bought my first camera, a 35mm Minolta range finder with the money I earned from a summer job. My passion really took hold when I was in college after taking a variety of photography courses in the chemistry, physics, and art. I grew up 5 miles (as the crow flies) from NYC, NY in New Jersey so much of my initial work was cityscapes. Having grown up in the urban landscape, I longed to spend more time in less crowded, natural spaces. I developed a love for the outdoors and spent a lot of time hiking and photographing in the Catskills and Adirondacks in NY and White Mountains of NH.
In the early 1980’s, I started to travel to places I dreamed about visiting - Alaska, Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Colorado, Hawaii, and more recently, Nova Scotia, Scotland, and Norway. Next stop Ireland at the end of September. I love to travel for the sake of taking photographs but my favorite place of course is Boothbay, Maine our second home.
I specialize in seascapes, landscapes, and nature abstracts using both film and digital cameras. My goal is to capture the best image possible in-camera using graduated neutral density filters to improve tonal range of both my digital and film images.