I have been a photographer since the age of 12. As a youngster, I found my father's dismantled darkroom in the attic of our house, and with his permission set up the enlarger, chemical trays and safelights. A few years later I was the Photography Editor of my high school yearbook.
I have been taking pictures ever since.
My professional career spans 30 years, starting with a studio next to my house and progressing to a 2000 sq. ft. studio equipped with a full kitchen for food photography. For many years, I shot with film, doing mostly product work, for food, high-tech, and medical clients, in the studio and on location. I transitioned to digital photography along the way, and had one of the first commercial-level digital cameras in the Boston area. My engineering education gave me a special ability to master digital technology, and led to my becoming a speaker at professional conferences, and the author of many magazine articles on imaging and digital technology.
I continue to shoot professionally, but am now able to work on personal projects. I gave myself one long-term documentary self-assignment to record the demise of Main Street stores in small towns and cities. Another personal project is photographing the world of manual labor and tradesmen.