A long career
Relaunching my website has come with a great deal introspection. When I was in my twenties I was enthralled with almost any kind of image making, and joyfully accepted any project I was offered. My hubris, tenacity and perfectionism in tandem with my technical training generally got me by. But I knew that I didn't want to spend my life in a studio in NYC. I wanted to see the world, to have grand adventures. I was drawn to situations that were a challenge to survive let alone make an eye stopping image. I was inspired by the idea of trying distill the sweat, strain, fear, drudgery, pain and exhilaration of an adventure into a few striking images. That's how I spent my 30's and 40's. I hope to write about some of those experiences in the months ahead.
Now, though, I fear many adventures are behind me, my badly abused knees can no longer tolerate a 20 mile day with a100 lbs on my back. While I still enjoy exotic locations and certain adventures (I will never tire of shooting underwater), I find my inner eye turning to other interests: The challenge of bringing to life concepts that are invisible on this plane of existence like my angel to the right or exploring nuances of human quirkiness. I can get lost in a garden with a macro lens for two hours of good light and the human form in all it's variety and glory is endlessly fascinating. In other words I think I may be back to a well seasoned version of my twenties. The pure joy of making images for the sake of making images is back and I couldn't be happier.
The day I fell in love with nature.