Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. Andre Gide (1869 - 1951)
I grew up on the west coast of Scotland having been born in Toronto, Canada. Those years were foundational for me imprinting much of who I am today. Late in my teens my family moved to Southern California which opened up unimaginable opportunities for me. I graduated from San Diego State University and the University of Southern California and received a commission in the U.S. Air Force serving 23 years in many different states and countries. After the Air Force, I worked for a while as a management consultant before moving into higher education as a Director of Accounting for a major research university here in San Diego.
I got back into photography to capture images of my kids in sports through their college years with digital cameras. I now use both film and digital cameras. Film is my passion. I love the physical characteristics of film. I take the extra time and effort to make film work including development of black and white film, not because I have to; rather because I love to.
For me, film is a craft, a passionate pursuit that completes my photography. I photograph a variety of subjects from street to urban and landscape. I am interested in anything that catches my eye.
I also have a soft spot for digital and often shoot with my Nikon Z7 and my Ricoh GR iii for landscapes and street images. Often, I'll pick up a film or digital camera depending on my mood that day and with consideration of the day's plans.
Prints of my images are available to buy here on SmugMug. I hope you can find something that captures your eye and has meaning for you. I'm also available for special projects.
Thanks for stopping by. Please send a note through the contact link above if you have any comments or questions.