The medium of photography has been a lifelong passion, and started, as with most other photographers of my generation, with a childhood experience – my father letting me try out his Kodak Brownie Box. I use the camera as a vehicle to see more deeply the world around me, whether it is the grand vistas of landscapes or the close-up of patterns and textures. Waiting for the right light, and then framing the subject, using the viewfinder to explore different vantage points and angles until the composition “clicks”, is as exiting now as it was many years ago when I proudly laid my hands on my very own Kodak Instamatic.
Following a 25-year career in the financial industry, I became a full-time photographer in 2008. Since then, I have been active in the photographic community in the Portland area, as a member of local camera clubs and the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce, and also as a Board member of the Portland Art Museum Photography Council, The Portland Open Studios, and the Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. My work fine art work hangs in corporate offices and private collections, and has also been displayed in several local venues and published in various industry publications.