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I was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Rochester, New York in 1971. In 1983 I studied Audiovisual Technology at Monroe Community College graduating in 1985 with honors. During my college years, I developed a keen sense for a different kind of photography. I began to photograph subjects without using tricks, filters or special lighting techniques. Natural available light source is used for nearly all images. After shooting and composing my subjects, 35mm negatives (unless I have used a digital camera) are scanned into a ???digital darkroom??? using an ultra-high resolution film scanner. Photo manipulation software is used to color correct, change density, edit and/or modify the image. Digital editing gives more control than I had been able to achieve using traditional techniques. My photography has been called "painterly" in that it transcends the limitations of regular photography through the composition of color, texture, shape and design of objects in their natural state. Some images have been described as "urban landscapes which transform what might be viewed as the dullest subjects imaginable old walls into elegant deductive composition". I have been described as having a "sensitive eye for abstract beauty in mundan
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