"If your everyday life appears to be unworthy subject matter, do not complain to life. Complain to yourself. Lament that you are not poet enough to call up its wealth. For the creative artist there is no poverty -- nothing is insignificant or unimportant."
Rainer Maria Rilke
Observe, and get on with it.
This is the short form:
Co-opted the family cameras in my youth. Who doesn't?
Studied Photography at the Art Institute of Boston and earned a BA in Philosophy at Calvin College in Michigan.
I worked as a staff photographer at several production houses in the Boston area until going out on my own in the mid 90s.
Clients include Johnson & Johnson Innovations, Polaris Venture Partners, Paul Russell and Co., Classic Cars Magazine UK, Childrens Hospital-Boston, Brigham and Womens Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Lahey Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, The Peabody Essex Museum, The Boston Globe, Genuine Interactive, The Governors Academy.....
I've exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Michigan, NYC, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia, Texas, and Toronto Canada. Personal highlights have been the Danforth Museum New England Photographers Biennial in 2015, 2011, and 2003, Strange Days at Philips Exeter in 2015, A Nickel and a Kopek at the NESOP Center for Photographic Exhibitions in 2008, Calvin College in 2011, and Panopticon Gallery in 2013. My work resides in various institutional and private collections. In 2014 I curated 21st Century Monochrome, an exhibition at the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, an exhibit created to highlight select contemporary Boston area photographers and their chosen materials and processes.
In 2006 New England School of Photography offered me a teaching position. I've never looked back. Teaching has reconnected me with those who are passionate about image making and actively exploring its possibilities. I taught my last class at NESOP in their 2019 Spring semester, finishing up two days before the school announced that it will close in 2020.
I am currently professor of photography at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. and am represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
I offer workshops and private instruction in digital photography, film-based photography in multiple formats, and all aspects of darkroom processing. Please contact for more information.