I'd like to tell you a little about my work. I get my inspiration primarily from walking around with a camera, looking for subjects that interest me. So you'll see a wide variety in the galleries, biased towards subjects that have some linear or curve motive, with patterns and reflections close behind. Most are in the close to mid-range view, although in the past couple of years I've taken a bit more interest in landscapes. You'll notice subjects from near and far that indicate I travel a lot. Every journey is a photographic opportunity, and I've chosen to include subjects like Wildlife and Street Scenes, and Worship found on travels.
Yellowstone Thermal Area 3
I rarely interfere with my subject; I move around, explore angles and in-camera crop, wait for the light to change or a person in background to leave. It's candid photography, with available light. I have increased my post-processing work as software tools have advanced; I use HDR, black and white mimic tools, and some special effects like textures and color highlights.
I've been an avid photographer for a long time, largely self-taught. My fine art photography was encouraged by artist friends which lead me to join Gallery West, an artist's cooperative in Alexandria, VA, in 1995. I mounted four solo shows there over my eleven-year membership, and learned a great deal about professional presentation. I've been a member of The Art League of Alexandria, VA, since 1997, and have achieved sufficient acceptance on juried monthly shows to always have work in their gallery. From 2008-2013 I was a charter member artist in the Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA. In 2014 I had a 18-piece solo exhibition in Bethesda Maryland on the "Patterns and Lines" theme, and 25 images in the NOVA Annandale Virginia Verizon Gallery from my "People of Pleiku" series. Three pieces were selected by Peggy Feerick, Professor of Photography at George Mason University, for the 1st Annual NOVA Photography Exhibition in March 2015.