What the eye sees.....the heart feels.
I am a Family Physician by trade with a thriving practice in community medicine. However, my heart & soul belong to photography. I started out in the art world with a degree in Graphic Design, intending on including photography as a major part of my art. When I was in high school and college during "the film days," I had my own black & white darkroom. After college I took a too-long hiatus as I waded my way through the medical world in search of my dream job. Who knew that eventually photography would draw me back in, back to where I started!
On my way, I made the decision to go digital and will never look back. I had to relearn everthing I knew about f-stops, apertures, shutter speeds, and lenses, in addition to the new digital technology and the amazing world of Photoshop. I am still learning. Now, I photograph anything that catches my eye, but my real loves are candid portraits, landscapes, and cemeteries. Infrared photography has become an obsession and I have a camera I recently had converted just for this purpose. I like to make images that evoke emotions, good or bad, right or wrong. I like my images to have a certain amount of tension in them. I love the thought of photography as "rescuing moments from eternity." A quote from a fellow photographer, John Gaps, III, who taught a class I took recently.