About Me

I have been a photographer since the early 1960s.  I have done catalog illustration, wedding and portrait photography.  In the late 1960s and early 1970s I did some freefall photography and once assisted in a National Geographic shoot, helping the late Ron Church trigger remotely-positioned cameras while hanging from a strut on the outside of an aircraft while in flight.  This gave me an appreciation of the effort sometimes required to “get the shot”.

I used film for many years employing formats ranging from 35mm to 4X5 sheet film, and acquired extensive darkroom experience.  I finally switched to digital media in 2001.

After retiring from a law enforcement career and relocating to Flagstaff in 1991, I began to photograph classic automobiles in addition to vintage aircraft and landscapes.

All of my images are printed using archival materials—pigment inks, which are rated by the Wilhelm Imaging Research Corporation as having colorfastness ratings exceeding 100 years for color, 250 years for black & white; acid free papers, mats and mount boards.

I personally complete each step of my presentation process.  I photograph images with a Canon EOS 5D digital camera.  I process my RAW files using software from several different sources including Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Lightroom and many NIK and Topaz Software plug-ins.  (RAW digital files are similar to negatives in that they must be processed prior to printing, unlike JPEG files.)

I print each of my images on Epson and Canon large-format printers, I cut my own mounts, mats and glass and I build my own frames.  For this reason much of the high overhead normally incurred producing gallery presentations is reduced allowing me to keep my prices in check.

I am lucky enough to live in an area surrounded by unimaginable beauty and glad to be able to share it with you.  Thank you for considering my work.

 


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