"When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way,
from your first cigarette to your last dyin' day."

-- Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story 

 

Garry Winogrand said if you are a real photographer, you can't not be making photographs, all the time, everyday. If you're a photographer, you're a photographer all the way. He lived and practiced that idea; I love and aspire to that ideal, in theory if not always in practice.

I like walking around making photos of things I find interesting. I frame combinations of light and subject with a  unique viewpoint, make an image, put four edges around it, and call it mine. The subject is irrelevant -- I'm after the photo. To quote Garry again, photography is not about the thing photographed; it is about how that thing looks photographed.


I began making photographs when I was a kid growing up in Dallas. I documented camping trips and family events, and made lots of pictures of my dog. My first recognition for photographic achievement was my Boy Scout merit badge in photography.

My professional life has spanned several careers in the theory and practice of information technology. My current passion is the junction of art and engineering, using photography and digital imaging to make interesting visual expressions.

I live and work in Silicon Valley, USA.