In the late 70’s, while attending Brown University, I had the good fortune of taking a couple of introductory photography courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. There I learned my
way around a B&W darkroom, the basics of composition, and a love for the beauty of a black and white print. Through the years of building my career and raising a family I set aside this avocation for longer than I should have. I picked up a digital point & shoot for a trip out west a dozen years ago and rekindled my passion for making photographs. I haven’t done any work in a darkroom for years, but those early lessons in bringing out the best of a negative onto paper are still with me. I am a Midwesterner by birth and upbringing, but I’ve lived in Atlanta since 1981, when I ventured south to further my education and pursue a career. I still can’t say I’m a Southerner, but I do now call the South my home, and much of the work I do touches on the themes of southern life and landscape.