Everything that happens around us is really all one, just viewed from different perspectives. My art is a reflection of what I believe reality to be, that all interactions and events in life have synchronicity and are connected. Composition and the way we see things has a lot to do with the synchronicity of the moment. Working with many designers over the years, I learned that flow, movement and composition of all entities captured in that moment, play an integral part in conveying the synchronicity. My visual capturing career began with motion picture - super 8mm and video tape, culminating with the editing process. In time I realized what ignited my inner fire was not the overall story told by a film of length, but the moment in time caught by a single image. I proceeded to exchange my tools - a super 8mm movie camera for a Nikkormat 35mm and enrolled in photography school in NYC. Upon graduation, I ventured west to San Francisco in 1972 and began my career as a corporate photographer working for International Paper Co. In 1977, I worked for 3 years producing visual training lessons for the US Army. In the eighties and nineties, my focus was large corporate clientele - Bank of America, PG&E, Chevron, PacBell.
From 1996 to 2016, I worked for the US Department of Energy as the senior staff photographer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, traveling the globe to document science projects such as construction of neutrino detectors in Canada and China, carbon sequestration research in the wheatfields of Oklahoma, soil and water genomic research in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, climate change research in the various microclimates of California, scientists studing the breakdown of the permafrost in the Alaskan arctic, and deployment of deep water satellite robotics from oceanographic research vessels in the Pacific Ocean to study microbiotic, iron content and climate changes.
My photographic tools have varied over the years, depending on the project at hand - Nikon F2, F3, F4, Fuji 6X17, Mamiya 6MF, Linhof 6X12, Hasselblad 500CM system, Mamyia RZ67, Sinar 4X5 & 8X10, Kodak 460 (1st DSLR camera 1997, 6MP - $25K body) & Kodak 560, Canon 1Ds & 5D Mark II, Leica M8 and over the last 6 years, Nikon D3s, D700, D750, D800E, D810, and Df, Fuji X-T2, X-Pro2 and X-H1 cameras. Currently my gear is a Nikon Z6 and Leica M mount manual focus lenses.
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