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"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else."  - Georgia O’Keefe

"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."  - Amy Lowell

 

My approach to photography is very much influenced by writers, poets and painters, and I especially love the work of Georgia O’Keefe.  I want the beauty of the natural world to be captured in my photos, and I want to show the details that we easily overlook in daily life. It is common to see flowers in a garden, and there is much to admire in a well laid out garden or landscape. But to me, the essence is in often in the details of the individual flowers - the slowly opening petals of a rose; the flow and flair of a calla lily blossom; the dewdrops on the petals of a dahlia on a foggy morning. These are the images that entice me to make my photographs, and I want you to see them and experience them as well.

After receiving a B.S. in biology from California State College of Pennsylvania in 1975 I studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, but only have become focused on digital photography since 2011. I retired from a full time technical support position early in 2016 and I now spend my time in photography and travel. I currently show my photography at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.