While spending three months confined to a hospital bed after a car accident in high school, I came to appreciate the visual images we see every day.
My best day in that hospital was when a caring janitor offered to move my bed to the end of the hall next to a large plate glass window. This may have precipitated my initial love for a lifetime of photography.
I have worked in analogue and digital photography and I celebrate both techniques. The solitude, the smells, and the magic of the darkroom was always a sanctuary for me. Now the world of digital post production offers incredible possibilities and discoveries, as well as an unending learning curve for growth.
I am now semi retired and living in Ashland, Oregon. Photography remains my meditation and my connection with, and understanding of, the world and the people around me.
I have perceived that often there is a consistent thread of characteristics that are associated with the most remarkable photographers that I have known, past and present.
These traits are best described in a quote from Ansel Adams who states:
“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film. Your bright eyes and easy smile is your museum.”