My inspiration and love for photography comes from a unique perspective from the early age of 19. I was on active duty for the Air Force in Europe, stationed in Italy, with a love for two things; I was chasing my dream as a country music entertainer and a deep rooted passion for photography. The Air Force created an opportunity for me to travel the world as an entertainer and along with it, put me in front of fabulous locations to photograph.ûI bought my 1st real camera, a Minolta 101 and started my love affair with capturing and absorbing as much of Europe as I could in 2 years. I was able to travel to the far reaches of Norway and Sweden, all the way to Athens and the Island of Crete. From the streets of Venice, Rome, London, Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt and all points in between including the Swiss and Italian Alps. I was hooked and continued through the years traveling and pursuing this beautiful world we live in through "The Eyes of the Lens". Music allowed me to perform all over the U.S. and Europe, and along with it, to photograph wonderful landscapes and people.
For many years in the 80's, I contracted to photograph upcoming actors and models and helped them with their portfolio distribution to the likes of the Ford Agency in New York and every major market in the U.S.ûI have photographed in all 50 states. For the past 15 years, with many trips back and forth across the nation, the Caribbean, Hawaii, South Pacific and Europe, I have been creating Photography Workshop locations to teach photography enthusiast all that I love and learned. One of my latest passions is "Painting with Light", sometimes taking 200-300 photographs of a single scene, with a flashlight! Then I combine them in Photoshop to create a unique, sculptured photograph, that vibrates with color and shadow. Hope you enjoy my photographs.