It all started with mom and dad's Olympus SLR and a 50mm lens in the early 1980's. I was intrigued by the power of photography to capture fleeting moments and freeze them in time. I used my parent's camera and enjoyed taking snapshots of military air shows and aircraft. As I matured, I began learning that taking photos isn't just about capturing an image in front of your lenses; it's about capturing memories and moments that will last forever.
Later in life as an aspiring photographer, I entered a college photography program, my interest grew into an abiding passion as I studied art history, darkroom processing, theory and photography techniques. I developed skills to make myself as comfortable in front of a computer editing digital as I was in a darkroom developing. I maintained a never stop learning attitude towards my photography that continues to this day. My passion became finding ways to communicate visually through images whether it be for personal or professional use.
I'm a photographer who still loves the old school look of black and white photos, so most of my work is in this style. I also love to use dramatic lighting to create images that are moody and elegant. My goal is to do more studio portraiture and see my vision of black and white photography and dramatic lighting come to life. My curiosity remains undiminished while my skills have honed with each new project. I still love film photography and darkroom developing. It's such a special feeling to see something that you've created with your own hands and then develop it yourself.