The allure of photography has been with me long before I recognized it. It has taken me from casual observer to artistic practitioner. While I am drawn to many subject categories or styles there remains one common thread. The moment the camera begins its journey from hand to eye; my mind is locked on refining the observation that was the reason for that motion.
For me, photography has always been so much more than taking a picture. My "vision" sees things from a very personal prospective. My challenge is to present the final image in such a way as to allow the viewer to discover it for themselves. If it causes the observer to pause, or provokes a thought, conscious or otherwise, I consider it successful.
The discipline I learned in the dark room is the foundation of my approach to the digital world. I remain thoroughly involved in the process from capture through post processing and printing my own images.
I have been represented by the Heart Of Delray Gallery in Delray Beach www.theheartofdelraygallery.com.
1980’s Nassau County Camera Club (NCCC) & Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) - Competing in Black and White prints and as well as Slides
1984 Recognized by Newsday (a Long Island, NY newspaper), for “Brooklyn Bridge”
2012 Grand Prix de la Decouverte / International Fine Art Photography Competition – Juror Award Of Merit - Still Life- “Ruby’s Diner”
2013 Art At The Airport (Palm Beach County PBIA) Exhibition at the airport. “Invisible Culture”
2013 Endangered Art For Apes – Acceptance for show during Art Basel at the Miami Club Rum Gallery–“Barcelona Beggar”
2015 9th Annual Color Awards – Honorable Mention – Children Of The World – “Invisible Culture”. Nomination in: Americana – “Stardust Hotel” and Architecture – “Gas Natural Fenosa”
2015 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards – Honorable Mention – Photojournalism – "Barcelona Beggar". Nominations in: Abstract – "Into The Light”, Architectural – “30 FPS” and Photojournalism – “Post No Bills”
2016 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Honorable Mention - Still Life - "Colander". Nominations in: Architectural - "Facets", Children Of The World - "Curiosity". Photojournalism - "Memories Held".
2016 9th Annual International Color Awards - Honorable Mention - Children Of The World - " Invisible Culture". Nominations in - Americana - "Stardust Hotel" and Architecture - "Gas Natural Fenosa".
2017 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Honorable Mention in Silhouette - Coming Home". Nominations in Children Of The World - "Behave Yourself" and Wildlife - "Diving Pelican.
2017 10th Annual International Color Awards - Nominations in Americana - "Rocking Chairs and People - "You See Nothing".
2018 13th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Nominee in Silhouette - "Carmel Silhouette".
2018 11th Annual International Color Awards - Nominee in Abstract - "Fun House" and People - "If I Click My Heels".
2019 14th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Nominee in Still Life - "Sidewalk Café"
2019 12th Annual International Color Awards - Honorable Mention in Fine Art -"Art Is All You Need".
2020 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Honorable Mention in Abstract -"Boardwalk Crossing"
2020 13th Annual International Color Awards - Nominations in: Abstract -"Wynwood Stripes"; Photojournalism - "Free Oscar"; Still Life - "Ruby's Diner"
2021 14th Annual International Color Awards - Honorable Mention in: Sport - "Single Scull Morning"; Abstract - All In A Dream" - Nominations in: Abstract - "Emergence"; Architecture - "Stairway To Heaven"; People - "Young Love"
Several of my photographs have been displayed in the Delray Beach Public Library and in the Delray Beach Center For The Arts.
My proudest photographic achievement comes from those close to me who have chosen to have my work grace the walls of their homes. Because of you I can say that my work "hangs" in various boroughs of New York City, Annapolis, MD, Wells, ME and various locations in Florida. You know who you are :-)