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Personal Statement

For more than fifty years now I have been a dedicated photographer. The camera gives me a way to bring my inner experience of the outer visual world into clearer focus and to share what I feel and see with others. Practicing the art of photography can be a way of life in and of itself. It has greatly heightened my appreciation of the beauty that is all around us. I have learned that it’s not necessary to seek out particular subject matter or locations known for their special features in order to have ongoing material for picture-making—it is quite simply everywhere. I merely have to keep my eyes open and be prepared should something emerge from the random visual chaos and present itself. This shift in focus has led to a more spontaneous approach to making images, and often to finding great interest in the most mundane materials at hand.

My photography journey—and it has been my lodestar for all these decades—began in New York City in 1967 when my good friend Fred Price suggested I use one of his twin-reflex cameras on a hike through Inwood Hill Park one day. I immediately began taking pictures of trees and was quickly hooked. Fred, a fine photographer and master printer, showed me some of the rudiments of developing and printing and how to set up a darkroom in my apartment, and I was off and running.

From there I was largely self-taught. I learned about the art and craft of making photographs from studying the prints and books of many of the medium's greats, and then by attempting to apply what I absorbed in the darkroom (and later in the digital darkroom). In the 1970's, I had several print-critiquing sessions with the noted photographer and teacher Ruth Bernhard. The opportunity to exchange ideas and receive encouragement from a master was invaluable. 

My work has been exhibited internationally, acquired for private and public collections, and showcased in many of the leading photography periodicals. The pictures displayed on this site, all color images, represent the best of my work from the past dozen or so years. Prior to that, I lived primarily in a monochromatic world, following the lead of the great early masters of the medium. However, with the advent of digital cameras and their color captures, I began to be more and more intrigued with the possibilities inherent in seeing and expressing myself in color. It has been a very gratifying chapter in my image-making life.

Thank you for visiting my site. For information about the purchase of prints, please email me using the form on the CONTACT page.

Galleries Curated by Dale Harrison Miller, Design Consultant

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