Artist Statement . . .

I want all of my images to have a narrative, which is what I believe distinguishes my work from many other photographers. I like my work to say something or inspire a person to think. I don’t like still life photos. They are pretty but they don’t tell a story. One of my favorite storytelling photos is of my 13-year-old daughter and the much shorter boy across the street. He’s standing, holding a valentine behind his back to give to her and she’s looking at him, hands on hips, as if to say, “what do you want, Shrimp?”


My current interests are in infrared photography and light painting. What drew me to photography as a profession more than five decades ago was the magic of it—putting a piece of paper in a chemical that looked like water and watching an image appear. Now, I am even more fascinated with the magic of creating photos using digital equipment and photo software. Digital opens up a lot of possibilities that the old style didn’t allow.