Ever since I was in high school, when film was developed by inspection under red light, there has almost always been a dark room in our home. Favorite films (Super XX) and favorite papers (Oriental, Seagull) are now
My first camera, a Kodak reflex, was extensively used on a long trip from Naples to Istanbul and then on to Pakistan in the 1950’s. It proved to be a useful and durable friend during many adventures. In 1987 I found a used
Photography is for me an avenue to the discovery of how light enriches and enhances the ordinary objects and landscapes of our lives.
After many years working as a videographer, video production assistant and video distributor, I began taking still color photographs in 1988. In 1990, I shot my first roll of black and white film and discovered a lifelong love. From that first roll, I won Best of Show for "Spanish Light" at the Main Mall Pro-Am Photo Contest in Durango, CO. From that time on, I have pursued all aspects of black & white photography. I now shoot, process and archivally print all of my photographs.
My favorite camera is an old wood 4x5 field camera. I have had several reviewed one-person shows in the Durango area and have extensively shown my work throughout southwest Colorado. For the past year, I have undertaken the challenge of improving my printing skills and have reprinted from some older negatives. Most of the prints in this show have been made in this last year. I am still very much experiencing the excitement and fun of taking pictures and working in the darkroom.