My love for creating art began back when I was a child drawing hundreds of small faces on pages of paper my mother would give me to keep me entertained.
As a teenager, I was given a camera by my father who was an avid photographer and I began taking countless random photos with film cameras. I loved shooting however I became frustrated as I hated waiting for weeks as the film needed to be sent away to be developed. Patience was never my strong suit.
I moved into fine art painting in my early adult years where I began a career as a painter. Although very successful, over the years I became increasingly disappointed with my paintings as I began to see stories developing on the canvas however only one frame in which to tell that story. Given that video cameras and computers to edit film with at the time were becoming more affordable, I began creating short films and publishing them on the internet as well as working for CBS and Fox News as a video editor.
I have now come back full circle and am taking photographs once again. This time however, I am applying my artistic background to the photos I take in order to create moods and feelings in my shots. While I prefer shooting landscapes and outdoor scenes, I don’t photograph subjects. I photograph the way things make me feel. Admittedly, it may a bit of a strange concept. But it works – and it’s the best way to describe my approach. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture.
If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.