Based in New York
Out of Chicago Instructor
Lenswork Monograph: "Peripheral Vision"
The discovery that the photographic experience was as important as the final photograph was the single most important revelation of my photographic career. It freed me to discover meaning and find connection wherever I looked. This opened possibilities to work in ares not often photographed, such as the quiet and reticent prairies of the central U.S., the high plains of the west, or a parking lot in New York City. These stubborn areas don't offer up compelling images easily. It takes commitment, and a love of the unique.
I began my photographic career as a newspaper photojournalist, where I remained for 16 years, the pinnacle being honored as a member of a four-person photo staff named as finalists for the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography. After leaving photojournalism, I worked as a photographer at a major university for another 10 years.
In 2010, after more than 25-years, I left the safe and secure world of weekly paychecks and full benefits to devote my creative aspirations towards photographing the landscape.
Since that time my work has been widely published around the work in hard-copy publications such as Fotoritim Magazine (Turkey), Dodho (Barcelona), Outdoor Photography (UK), Progesso Photografico (Italy), and f11 magazine in New Zealand. In addition, my work has been exhibited in three solo, art museum exhibits and numerous group shows. I have published two books: Black and White Artistry (Amherst Media) and "Peripheral Vision," a monograph of my work by Lenswork Publishing.
Throughout my fine-art career, I have taught and mentored other photographers through college courses, photo workshops, online instruction, and portfolio reviews. I love teaching, It is not only a way to give back, but a way to more forward. It is a rare gift to witness a former student not only succeed as a photographer, but move beyond me.