Bio and Artist’s Statement
I have been doing fine art photography for over 25 years. During that time I have used everything from 35mm to 4X5 view cameras to digital SLRs as my tools. The key to my photography, however, is when the tool vanishes and I become part of the image.
I graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas with a certification in Media Arts (photography and writing) and subsequently spent six years doing professional photographic sales. I feel that is important to be a well-rounded artist and have published my writing in addition to selling my photography. I have tried to pursue a wide-ranging set of interests in my life. I have two Masters Degrees, one in International Relations and one in German and European Studies, from Georgetown University, I also have a Bachelors in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. I maintain a blog and in my day job I am the Director of Technology and Instructional Computing at Houston Community College – Northwest College. I currently reside in Katy, Texas where my children, including my budding photographer daughter, provide me with ongoing inspiration.
As a photographer, I endeavor to see form and color in ways that may not be obvious to casual viewer. I always consider it a success when someone recognizes the location of one of images and says, “I never saw that that way before.” I try to observe nature and lighting closely because most of my photography is done using natural lighting. There is a certain amount of luck and the thrill of successful hunt when the light and subject coincide just so. I do photography first and foremost for myself and it gives me great joy to be able to share it with the rest of the world.