As early as seven years of age, I have always been enamored with the world of photography when my mom bought me my first instamatic camera that used the old 126 film cartridges. My passion for the art is vast that has taken me to distant places of the earth, to ninety feet underwater, to even free falling from an airplane at 140mph! Today my goal is capturing the flow, simplicity and the relationships of a scene that evokes a dramatic, unique natural beauty, inspiring an emotional response that keeps the viewer in the image while communicating and creating an intimate reaction in a personal way.
Many times I struggle with framing a shot and spend a good amount of time analyzing a scene before I set up my camera. I’m seldom a point and shoot photographer. When I arrive at a location I have been known to immerse myself in the environment by listening to the water, feeling the wind and examining the light by peacefully sitting back and observing. Often times I move my tripod several times before I feel the essence and beauty. The passion and excitement of a location has to speak to my heart before I snap the shutter.
My basic philosophy is that a photograph isn’t a photograph until its gone through the process of being edited, printed, mounted and or displayed in ones home or gallery. One has to feel touch. smell an image in lieu of being imprisoned in cyberspace.
To me, landscape photography is the essence of capturing beautiful light in the natural world around us that bestows emotions and creativity.
I grew up on the east coast of Massachusetts where I obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University and have recently retired as a professional pilot for a major airline. Currently I have been residing in Lakeville Minnesota for the past twenty four years and live with my two lovely teenage daughters.