Photography was my passion since a very young age. I was eleven years old when I started processing black and white film, learning and practicing darkroom techniques, and printing images. My exposure to various forms and styles of visual art also started at a young age. As a family, we visited art museums and galleries on a regular basis.
As a photographer, I focus on the creative aspects of the photographic art form. For many years I was shooting slides, where the final image is created at the moment of releasing the camera’s shutter. Then, it was critical to pre-visualize and execute the final image in camera, while still in the field. As an early adopter of digital imaging technologies, I’ve revised my approach and workflow to take advantage of the new capabilities and utilize the new tools to produce images that better express my interpretation and feelings. Now, I use my time in the field to collect materials, but the final image is fully visualized and created in the digital studio. I still make the effort to get the best composition and quality image in camera, but my creative process doesn’t end when I press the shutter. My images reflect what I saw in my mind’s eye.
Street photography, where I engage in conversations and photograph interesting people is my passion. I also enjoy more relaxing work photographing landscapes and abstracts. In recent months, while spending more time at home and avoiding travel due to COVID-19, I focused more on creating images that I saw in my mind’s eye, using Photoshop and other digital photography tools.