Growing up in Western New York, I was constantly surrounded by great examples of Nature; Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, old-growth forests and dramatic winters. From these, I learned at a young age an appreciation for Nature’s beauty, deep respect for its power, and an understanding of the importance in caring for the Earth.
My interest in photography began as a teenager, borrowing the family’s camera to photograph in nearby parks and forests on weekends. At 14, I learned to develop film and print black and white photographs from a friend’s father. After college, I worked for several decades as a management consultant, teacher, and authored several books. During those years, I was an active landscape photographer and it constantly remained my primary avocation. On one occasion, when a publisher urgently needed photographs for an upcoming book, I supplied several of my images. The response, first from the publisher and later from the book’s readers encouraged me to begin showing work. Gradually, as my images began appearing in calendars, books, websites and eventually in exhibitions I gradually moved into full-time commercial and fine art photography.