Landscapes are living eco systems and environments. They have existed well before our time.... and will hopefully continue to exist way beyond the time we are here. When taking photographs, time and space seem hard for me to measure. When I'm out photographing things are quiet, everything seems simple again – and I obtain a respect and reverence for the world that is hard to communicate through words. For me these moments happen when the exterior environment and my
interior world combine. These are the moments when I can hear my heart beat again.
Hopefully the images presented help communicate how I feel and what I see during these moments.
All the photos presented (with the exception of the White Sands image) were shot between March 2005 and today (2018). All images are captured as latent images. Prints are produced using archival pigment inks on acid free, pure cotton fiber paper.
Growing up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – I felt lost in my late teens. Worried about my future direction in life, my father gave me an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for me. After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams I quickly became addicted to photography. To make a long story short, I left home at 21, quitting my job, leaving my friends and family to see the American Southwest for myself. In California I eventually met my wife, and together we had 3 children, and created our own design studio - and the tasks of running a business and raising a family took a priority to Photography. During that time I stopped taking pictures. In early 2005, inspired by my wife, children and friends - I again picked up my cameras. Today I see myself on a mission to make up for years of lost time - creating images that help evoke how I see our wonderful planet.
I feel that I owe much to the great photographers of the past, especially Ansel Adams, for their dedication to the craft and for inspiring me in my late teens. Though I have never met them, their inspiration helped me determine the course my life would take.
I live with my wife Wendy, my son Joshua, our dog Jet and our bratty cat Jax in Studio City, California.