I've been actively involved with photography since I was six years old, and took an embarrassing photograph of my grandmother riding a tricycle in a bathing suit. Luckily, I didn't go the way of Diane Arbus, tending to prefer landscape photography to portraiture.
After graduating RIT in the 70's, I relocated back to Connecticut, met the woman of my dreams, and married and settled into a career of photography. I taught, freelanced, worked as a stat camera operator at a pre-press house, and worked at Aetna Life & Casualty as a senior photographer. After 5 years of traveling the country doing corporate assignments, I struck out on my own.
I became involved with an advertising agency, Elkinson & Sloves and together we created some of the first panoramic sports photography images. These were done using a 120 film Hulcherama camera, which produced a 9.75x2.25" film negative or positive.
I was also very active doing industrial and annual report work for major Fortune 500 companies, as well as lot of architectural photography. After a week-long workshop at the Maine photographic workshops with Ezra Stoller and Peter Aaron, I concentrated on architectural work for as long as I could, until the economy in Connecticut went bust in the late 80's.
I had just established a large studio and lab in Hartford when the economy slumped, but I was able to move to a more profitable client base in the trade show sector, grow the lab, and create a successful business. As digital technology entered the market in the mid 90's, we transitioned into large format printing, and installed the first wide inkjet printers in Connecticut.
By 2001, wet lab work was diminishing, my lease was up, and we wanted to live in a warmer climate. We closed the Hartford operation, moved to Fort Lauderdale Florida, and settled down in the Southland. I was able to rebuild my client list, and continue to provide wide format printing services for artists, photographers, and exhibit customers through my company.
In 2009 and 2013 I volunteered as a photographer and then team captain with five team members to photograph the Maccabiah games, which are the Israeli Olympics. Over 9000 athletes from all over the world participated in hundreds of events across the entire country. I created a transaction web site that presented over 16,000 photographs of the games in 2013, and resulted in sales of prints and image products netting sales in the five-figure range.
Upon retiring in 2015 after over forty years in the photography and digital printing business, my wife and I moved back to New England, and now live in Harwich, MA on Cape Cod.
My images are sold world-wide by ShutterStock, and open edition panoramic posters are available through Orleans Photo in Orleans, MA.