I am a fine art photographer working in the greater Washington, DC area.
I began my photographic “career” during undergraduate school in the ‘70s. Like most of us who fell in love with the medium, I suspect, the magic of an image appearing under the safelight was captivating. I mastered enough of the traditional darkroom processes to make satisfactory prints and to keep me engaged. Also formative was a course in the History of Photography I took from Beaumont Newhall at the University of New Mexico right after he left the directorship of Eastman House. Newhall revealed a world beyond my nascent idea of photography as pretty pictures to look more deeply into the artistic expression photographic images are capable of. It is a lesson I have never forgotten.
I gradually left photography behind as other pursuits took precedence. But in 2004, in the wake of a friend’s terminal diagnosis that left me wondering if what I had accomplished in my life was enough, I came back to photography to satisfy a need for artistic expression I could no longer put aside. The digital revolution gave me more tools and more control than I had ever experienced with traditional materials. Theyears since have been an amazingly life-enriching journey.
I am currently a member of Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA where I am also an Associate Artist. Multiple Exposures is a collective of 15 talented photographers and I am truly honored to be part of the group.
Please enjoy my website. I am always happy to get comments about my work.
Adore Noir #18 - February, 2014
The Cocoon Series
Lenswork #106 - May/June 2013
The Cocoon Series
PH Magazine #27 -- December 2012
NUDE Magazine - Summer 2008
2008 Contest Grand Prize Winner
Juror: Kim Weston
September - October 2014
Multiple Exposures Gallery
in The Torpedo Factory Art Center - Alexandria, VA
The Art League Gallery
The medical practice of Dr. Paul Ruff
My work has appeared in numerous juried group shows and is held in private collections.