I first became interested in photography while serving with the Marine Corps in Viet Nam during 1966 & 1967. Over the years the hobby was relegated to the backseat due to family and career time constraints. I retired from the marine Corps in 1983 and joined the Florida Marine Patrol which was eventually combined into the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. For eight years with FMP?FFWCC I headed the enforcement squad for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, which was funded by NOAA. My interest in photography was rekindled during a NOAA sponsored trip to South Africa in 2002.
In2003 my wife and i moved to our present home in Lake Como, and I retired from FFWCC in 2004
I am basically a self taught photographer and printer, gaining most of my knowledge from books and online course. I have also attended work shops conducted by George Lepp and Rick Salmon.
My Goal as a photographer is to convey not only what the camera has recorded but also my impression of the scene and how i felt about it. To that end I try to present a total package to the viewer. I work the image in Photoshop adjusting or enhancing the the entire image or portions of the image to conform to my vision. Each image is then printed, by me, on a large format printer. I print each image on the medium I deem most appropriate for that image. All photographs have a no fade life expectant of at least 50 years and in many cases will last in excess of 100 years, if kept out of direct sunlight. Then photographs are then matted and framed by my wife Brenda and me. Canvas works are coated for extra protection.
Photographs are available through my contact page and range from matted 11×14 to 24 x 60 on canvas.