Artist Statement: "I have enjoyed photography for my entire life. Beginning in about 6th grade my dad had a darkroom and let me help in the darkroom and take photos, and I have taken photographs ever since. first with a Kodak Brownie of my dad’s then my first camera a 127 Kodak, then with a Contina, range finder 35MM, then with my first digital a Minolta 700i, now with a Nikon D90 and Nikon D7100. In my retirement, I am doing more photography. As I go thru life day by day, seeing things that call to me, beautiful things, meaningful things, ordinary things in a different setting, that I feel a need to capture and preserve for others to enjoy. So I take photographs. I see a person, thing or scene that I think would make a beautiful photograph, and it’s my job to try to capture what I am seeing. Sometimes I can. Sometimes the light, the scope, the beauty I see, can not be captured, even with today’s technology, but I have to try. I don’t have a specialty and take photos of many different subjects, in many categories, and find beauty in many things.
I develop photos in Lightroom and Photoshop, sometimes using new techniques such as HDR sparingly. I am sometimes torn between color and black and white, I like a beautiful color scene, but it seems for some photos black and white makes a person see the subject itself without the distraction of color and that is good too…"