I have been taking pictures for most of my life, starting when I was a boy with a kodak brownie.
I graduated to a 35mm SLR after the service. I took pictures on vacation, at sporting events,
pictures of nature, buildings and people on the street... whatever caught my eye. About 1998 I
purchased an inexpensive medium format twin-lens-reflex (tlr) camera. The larger negatives
made the prints seem much more vibrant, much more '3-d' to my eye. In 2000 I purchased a
4x5 large format camera, and things have never been the same. I enjoy the ritual of setting
up the tripod and camera, selecting the correct lens and taking hand-held meter readings of
the scene before me. The slower, more contemplative nature of large format forced me to
consider each picture in depth. I made some prints. A local gallery agreed to show my work.
I hope the viewer isn't concerned with how the image is captured or how the image is printed.
Because ultimately, it's all about the image itself. I hope you enjoy my work... and i invite