For nearly 40 years, I’ve been an advertising copywriter and creative director. But long before that, I had already begun my journey into photography, beginning at the age of 10 with my grandfather’s gift of a Kodak Brownie and a darkroom kit. My journey into serious fine art photography began about a decade ago, and more recently, I’ve begun exploring the world of figurative (nude) art.
The water-nudes are some of my most recent work, having been forced to work outside my studio during the pandemic. That has been a godsend, since it has allowed me to explore the grace of motion in the three-dimensional space of water. Fabrics and hair take on their own unexpected, animated life, the poses are lyrical, sensual and surprising, and the abstractions of light through the water cannot be replicated in a studio setting.
That said, I truly don’t have any one favorite subject to photograph. I’m inspired by nature, but also by architecture, by the amazing shapes and colors of humanity and by the eternity of death. I love photographing “found art,” abstractions in whitewashed store windows, shapes of rusted metals, or the long-ago remains of posters on telephone poles. Photography is all about constant discovery as I see the world through my lens.
My inspirations are the Great Photographers: Ansel Adams, Edward Westin, Wynn Bullock, André Kertész, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and more recent masters such as Richard Avedon, Albert Watson and Helmut Newton.
Advertising is my career, aviation is my hobby, travel is my joy, but photography is my passion.
In the spirit of celebrating the visual, letting the eyes speak for the heart, I am excited to share my images with you.
All of my photographs are available for purchase as archival signature prints or can be licensed.