Photography has been my nearly lifelong avocation. Today in retirement, it is my principal activity. Initially, I was inspired by the "West Coast" photographers, especially Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Wynn Bullock. It was Ansel's work and teachings that got me started in pursuing fine art photography. Soon afterward, I discovered the writings of Fred Picker, whom I consider to be my greatest teacher in learning the techniques and craft of producing fine art black and white prints. The recent emergence of digital technology has given me greater control in making B & W prints, and it has also given me the ability to make color images that I could not have done in the days of color film technology.
Over the years, i have learned much from photographic books, magazines, and clubs. In 1980, I was awarded first place in the annual Smithsonian Resident Associates photo contest. In 1997 I had an exhibit of 45 prints at the Longmont (Colorado) Museum titled The American Landscape. I have been accepted in juried exhibits in Washington, D.C. and Denver galleries. I have been a guest lecturer on my photography in a class at Georgetown University. My work has been exhibited in galleries in Longmont, Loveland, Greeley, (Colorado) and in Jackson, Wyoming. I am a current exhibitor at Doug's Hang Up in Greeley. In addition, I have won numerous awards in the Northern Virginia, Denver, and Loveland Photographic Societies.
I am retired from my position as an audit program director with the Department of Defense Inspector General, and I live in Loveland, Colorado.