About Me

Biography

I was eight or nine when a neighbor gave me their old point-and-shoot box camera; I still remember the 120 roll film it voraciously consumed. I became serious about photography in the 1970s when I bought my first 35mm SLR. I traveled a journey of thousands of frames and discovered that my passion is natural light photography because I love wandering wherever my feet take me and pondering what I see.

I was born and lived in New York City until 2004. Kodak Tri-X film was my muse for a few years as I spent my nights exploring the streets and making long-exposure black and white photos.

Now I live in beautiful SW Florida with new stories everywhere I look. I’m grateful for the beauty that surrounds me every day. I focus on wildlife, and landscape photography, and I still shoot low-light black and white scenes. I’ll always remember the joy and challenges of shooting Tri-X film.


Art Walks & Exhibitions

I'll be at these Art Walks & Exhibitions



Galleries Selling My Photos

Arts for ACT Gallery
2265 First St
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-337-5050

The Cottage in Nokomis
106 Pocono Trail E
Nokomis, FL 34275
Phone: 941-275-8121

Karma And Coconuts
1112 SE 47th Terrace Unit E
Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: 239-542-0424

I'm also available by phone and email.

Artist Statement

I'm sitting on a beach in Southwest Florida. It's a few hours before sunrise and the moon is snoozing under a blanket of clouds. The palm leaves behind me are whispering a pre-dawn sonata as they embrace the wind. I need a penlight to see my notepad as I look inwards.

Life is a deck of cards and every card tells a story. The deck has so many of cards that I can't shuffle them; I must play the cards I'm dealt. My passion is photographing and sharing the stories I see. I shoot outdoors, mostly in the early morning, or in the late afternoon and early evening. That's when the sun is low, and the light and shadows sing harmony. I also shoot at night when light exposes drama in the darkness, and secrets cower in the corners.

I must have been on this beach for a while because I look up from my pad and see that the sun's advance team has conquered the horizon. The sun is preparing to climb back onto its throne from which its rays will banish the darkness for another day. Light and shadow are starting to hit their marks and that's my cue to pick up my kit and start walking; the cards are being turned face-up.