My interest in photography began at an early age when my father gave me my first camera, a twin lens reflex (for those who remember such things). I first became serious about photography in a time when film still reigned but before life’s obligations began to weigh. Over the past 20 years, those obligations have evolved (and become adults) allowing me to refocus on my photography.
I grew up in The Bronx (NY) -- Parkchester to be precise. Not a place known for its natural beauty but near the old New York Central railroad tracks and a round house, which captured my imagination then and now. Urban structures and architectural details remain a source of inspiration.
While I have spent significant time photographing the lower Hudson Valley, my parents’ retirement move to Austin (TX) in 1994 literally opened up new horizons and open spaces to explore. I fell in love with Austin when I first visited and remain enamored with the entire area and spend nearly half the year based in Austin now.
As a hiker and trail maintainer, I’m always asking what lies down that path? As an amateur birder, I admire the beauty and diversity of our avian friends. As a private pilot, I really appreciate and marvel at their aerodynamics and aerial acrobatics. And as a human being I find that architectural details across the world provide insights into people and culture.
I invite the viewer to wander down the paths and through the doors depicted in my work, and contemplate the beauty of nature and the man-made places captured in my images.