My first thrill as a photographer was seeing a photograph magically appear in the darkroom. Over time, I’ve learned that photography is about creating art by making the image. This is a balancing act of exploring the light, waiting for expressions, and creating drama and intimacy.
I’m always pushing the frontier by setting improbable goals for myself and then trying to achieve them. My journey as a photographer is ultimately the one within. I record in photos what I see and feel but I always keep asking myself the question “What are you waiting for to do your best? "
I’ve studied at the International Center of Photography in New York taking courses in documentary photography, street photography, studio lighting, fashion, food photography, environmental portraits, and video. My current interests are in travel and documentary photography especially of foreign cultures.
Photography for me is a way of satisfying my technical and artistic interests. Digital photography is a natural blending of these two areas. After receiving my degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, I worked at the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY for 30 years on design automation, designing high performance computer chips, and optimizing the electrical power grid. I often wonder how different my life would have been if I had decided instead to work the last 30 years as a photographer.
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