I hold three degrees in the philosophy of fine art painting/drawing, sculpture/fine art classical printmaking and photography. I attended the School of Visual Arts, Cooper Union both in New York City and Pratt Institute in the Borough of Brooklyn. I was mentored in sculpture and printmaking by sculptress Louise Bourgheois, painting and drawing by Pop Artist Marjorie Strider and in photography by Todd Watts. Due to my darkroom skill and printing skills, I was chosen by Mr. Watts to assist him and others with the printing the early scientific works by Master photographer Berenice Abbott. I have been an intern for curator Jackie Kennedy Onassis at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I am an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in various cross platform applications. I have an Associates Degree in Business Administration. I own a small photography studio and fine art custom print business named “Voodoo Ink” since 1996.
My works shows a developed, mature artist; with traditional imagery and techniques using film and the digital medium. My work has been exhibited in the Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC and has been featured at galleries and museums in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Arizona. My photography has appeared in numerous merit based publications, is included in the US governments National Parks Historical Archives, the National Center of Atmospheric Research Cloud Atlas and most recently to promote Arizona Highways Magazines 2020 Annual Photography contest. I volunteer my documentary services for local environmental advocacy groups and Native American Culture in Pima County, AZ. I am the Founder and Administrator for the “National Geographic “Your Shot” Alumni” group on Flickr. Besides my own fine art photography, I am also a master print-maker for talented fine art photographers and art collectors.
Purchases of my signed, numbered, limited edition prints is through this website and not a 3rd party. Custom matting and framing is an additional cost. Limited licensing contracts are available. Personalized Fine Art Printmaking workshops are by advanced appointment only.
I was drawn to photography as another creative medium to express what I was discovering and feeling. Much of my work is now digital and my concentration is about the photograph and the finished fine art print.
My inspiration is largely the natural world, particularly Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. I value intimacy of place, landscapes where I’ve found a deep communion with subject matter. The learning and the associated photographic images are tied to the acuteness of my receptivity, a discipline of letting go that is both elusive and sometimes frustrating. When I am making photographs, I become “one” with the subject matter. For me, the process is a “non-effort” in becoming fully present and engaged in my immediate surroundings.
For the viewer it’s a chance to stand in my shoes and see what I see.
FLICKR Administrator Capture My Arizona
Administrator National Geographic YOUR SHOT ALUMNI Group
Administrator NGYS EXPLORED
Administrator Altar Valley Photographers
SoloMacro FX Cover Photo “Cholla Cactus with Insects” August 7, 2019
SoloMacro FX Cover Photo “Speak Softly To Me” June 15, 2019
SoloMacro FX Cover Photo “Bird of Paradise” June 24, 2019
Arizona Highways Magazine
May 31, 2018 Photo of the Day on May 31, 2018
February 13, 2019 Photo of the Day on February 13, 2019
April 26, 2017 Photo of the Day on April 26, 2017
MACRO FINALIST 2018-2019 Photography Contest February 21, 2019
September 13, 2017 Photo of the Day on September 13, 2017
October 22, 2018 Photo of the Day on October 22, 2018
December 20, 2017 Photo of the Day on December 20, 2017
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – MACRO FINALIST 2018-2019 Photography Contest February 2019
July 17, 2019 Photo of the Day on July 17, 2019
October Newsletter and October issue – promotion for 2019-2020 Annual Photography contest. September 22, 2019
November 20, 2019 Photo of the Day on November 20, 2019
Capture My Arizona Awards
January 6, 2019
November 12, 2018
September 27, 2018
May 17, 2018
March 3, 2018
September 8, 2017
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – YOUR SHOT
Daily Dozen “When the Evening Sun Goes Down” August 23, 2019
136 Editors Favorites 2006-2019
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