I’ve had an interest in photography from an early age. I started
taking pictures in high school with a Kodak 110 camera. Geez, that was
over forty years ago. I have always had an artist inside me wanting to
break out. I couldn’t draw and God knows no one wants to hear me sing.
With the camera, I discovered that I could take some pretty good
I used the Kodak a couple years until I had enough money to buy a
Pentax K1000. Now, I was in business. I absorbed everything I could on
making photos. Over the years, I acquired better and better cameras,
including an Canon A1 and my present Nikon.
Besides photography, I have 20+ years in the Army National Guard. I
have also worked as an electronic technician, an aircraft mechanic, and
sold auto parts. All of the jobs I’ve held involved troubleshooting and
problem solving and I was pretty good at it. That’s what photography is,
troubleshooting and problem solving. There is a subject and there is
light. The job of the photographer is to visualize the best way to put
the light on the subject. At the same time he must arrange the most
The great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, “Your first
10,000 photographs are your worst.” Over the forty years I have been
taking pictures I think I’ve gotten my first 10,000 photos out of the
Check out my photos. If you see some you like, let me know. They are all for sale.
I am in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and close to
Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania and I’m available for
commercial, event, or editorial work.