| 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 and wildlife.
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, Worship and People found on travels.
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. I regularly submit work to juried competitions in the mid-Atlantic region, and post those selected in the past trhee years to my "Competition Acceptance" galllery.