As a photographer, the click of the shutter is just the beginning of my visual journey. Creating the photographic print is as important as taking the picture. The final image is all about my moods and insight. Subtle manipulations in the film or digital darkroom, camera and film choices, as well as hand coloring black and white photographs and using alternative processes, are all tools I consider using to create art. As Ansel Adams said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it."
Photography is an art form I discovered about 40 years ago. I received instruction primarily at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. My fine art prints have been exhibited extensively in the Hudson Valley for over 30 years in solo and group shows, in NYC as well as nationally. I also had the opportunity to exhibit my hand colored photographs in Photofolies en Touraine at the Logis Royal, a castle in the Loire Valley outside of Paris, France.
“Bel Paese” ITALY second edition Published January, 2014
Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons A Sojourn in Our Awesome National Parks Published October , 2012
Alec's Vietnam Published July, 2011
Spring Robins Published August, 2011