THIS WHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY THING started in 1970, when I was 11 years old and my mom handed me a KODAK INSTAMATIC to snap pelicans flapping overhead in Cortez, Florida.
I elevated my game somewhat when my late brother Phil gave me a Pentax K1000 35mm Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera when I graduated high school. For a year I’d resisted accepting his gift, but I finally relented. Phil’s generosity meant I had the gear to realize the creative vision an INSTAMATIC just wouldn’t allow.
In 1978, I was tapped as a finalist in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards on the strength of KINSA Entry No. 578, “Decayed Wooden Boat.” I went on to study fine arts in college, was a retoucher at Paul Bartley Photography, and worked in commercial camera shops while capturing sports, events and portraits on the side.
My rates, references and resume are available upon request.