I've been a commercial and fine art photographer for the past 25 years, and have been creating landscape photographs of the Santa Fe area for the past 10 years. I have been influenced by the work of Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and Paul Capronigro (whom I met and studied with in California in 1975). Living in Santa Fe, I have been inspired by the natural and breathtaking vistas of the New Mexico skies, and have been accumulating a large portfolio of "cloudscapes." I see the unlimited possibilities in composing subtle, abstract compositions when photographing the various and continuously changing "landscapes in the sky." For me, the act of photography is participating intensely in a visual prayer of recognition with the Creation that I am witnessing . . . and there is a beautiful, celebratory dance which moves through my heart as I witness what is before me . . . I can only imagine that this experience was very similar to Alfred Stieglitz's experience when he described the making of his "Equivalents."
I believe that art cannot change the social / political affairs of the world, but I do believe it can elevate and lift the spirit of the human soul; and provide a "loving celebration" of the Life we are all blessed with. I've always dreamed of making an art that could hang on a wall and change a person's soul, by presenting beauty, and an emotional experience that can inspire a open, receptive heart to expand even more.
I am working on making a portfolio of large prints to be used in an exhibition, and I am also using my videographer skills (working for the past 17 years) in making "visual meditations" incorporating these images with music and a minimal amount of narration.
I studied photography at the Art Center College in Los Angeles for 2 years from 1972 to 1974; and studied painting at the Arts Student League and drawing at the New York Academy of Art, both in New York City (from 1984 to 1986).
Besides continuing my photography, I am pursuing my studies in drawing and painting.
Art Center College of Design
Master of Fine Arts, 1972