I grew up in New York City. In my early teens I caught the photo bug, reading every book I could lay my hands on about photography. During my high school years I worked in a number of commercial studios in the Bronx and Manhattan, mostly with 35mm and 4x5 materials. My undergraduate physics research at Fordham University centered on holography, then in its infancy. My graduate work at Stony Brook University on Long Island led me into a research and teaching career, first in accelerator-based physics and later in physics education research and development. All the while, I continued my photography as time permitted, working almost entirely with 35mm color materials.
I now work exclusively in digital color using Panasonic Lumix cameras and lenses, Canon and Epson printers and Adobe software. My current photography includes fine art, documentary, architectural, and portrait projects.
In recent years I've attended photography workshops led by:
Joel Meyerowitz (video-based, 2018)
Peter Turnley (New York City, 2016)
Jay Maisel (Maine Media, 2014)
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (Woodstock NY, 2011)
Constantine Manos (Woodstock NY, 2010)
Hinda Schuman (Philadelphia PA, 2008)
K.K. DePaul (Tuscany, 2007)