I starting shooting with a film SLR in high school and was amazed at the images I could capture with a telephoto or wide angle lens. Ever since, I have not been too far away from a camera. When the advent of digital SLR’s, I became excited about the opportunity to combine my computer science background with my photography. Finally my left and right brain get to meet! Today, I shoot using a Canon 5D body with Carl Zeiss manual focus lenses. I find the old German glass produces a a much sharper and cleaner image. I then “develop” the raw files using Photoshop. Amazingly, you can perform all the same tricks like dodging and burning that you do in a film lab, just on a computer. I shoot in color-mode and then convert the images to black-and-white. I print using a Epson 4000 and 9800 printers. The Epson Ultra Chrome inks are archival quality and rated for up-to 100 years on some papers.
My passion is classic black & white photography. Black & white allows the eye to focus on the primary elements of the scene such as texture, pattern and form. Most of my black & white images are landscapes, cityscapes and still life. I am particularly moved by water scenes and reflective lights. I also shoot "fun tropicals" in color where I try to capture the color and essence of the tropical landscape.
May 2005, Arts in the Park, Lakeland, Florida, “Oysterman’s Walk”
September 2005, Arts in the Park, Lakeland, Florida, “Castillo de San Marcos”
August 2006, Arts in the Park, Lakeland, Florida, “Twisted”
January 2007, Arts in the Park, Lakeland, Florida, “Beams”, “Rafters”, and “Conklin Barn”
December 2006, Ridge Association for Art, “Wright Illusions” series
January 2007, Ridge Association for Art, “Barn Lights”, “Tilted”
August 2007, Arts in the Park, Lakeland, Florida, “Barn Lights”
March 2007 – June 2007, SWIFTMUD District Headquarters, Tampa, Florida, 20 piece collection
November 2006, Ridge Association for Art, Second Place Overall for “Swept Away”
November 2006, Arts in the Park, Award of Excellence for “Wright Illusions #5”
December 2006, Ridge Association for Art, Award of Excellence for “Wright Illusions #2”
January 2007, Arts in the Park, Honor Award for “Beams”
March 2007, Springfest Anna Maria Art League Fine Art Festival, Second Place