I began photography fulltime in 1970 after two previous failed attempts to come to terms with cameras. The first was in the 1950s with a very small camera that took circular pictures. I never saw the pictures. The camera had an unfortunate voyage thru a washing machine with my first roll of film. The second attempt was in the 1960s when I joined a high school photography club hoping to make photographs similar to the painting of Rene Magritte unaware of the technical difficulties this would involve. I quit the club.
In 1970 I received a B.A. in Psychology from Northeastern University. Shortly after graduation I became interested in photography again. The way I make photographs was influenced by my meetings with Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Jerry Uelsmann and Minor White. My photography consists of both photographing people as well as spaces.