First let me say that I never impose my intentions on any subjects. I see the subjects
first and then try to interpret what I see through the camera and whatever processes
I have adopted through the years. The results are usually intentional, however
discovery does occur from time to time and is a welcome participant in my creative
process. I also am not fond of referring to myself as an artist as I do not interpret
what I see through brush strokes or molding of clay. I am simply a photographer who
documents what he sees through photographs, and while the images displayed on
this website as well as other venues are attempts in engaging an audience, they
represent how I view our world, and in a sense, are snapshots from my life.
That being said; having the fine fortune of living near the Delaware Water Gap
National Recreation Area has afforded me the opportunity of access to a landscape
that I feel is largely unknown. With proximity working to my advantage, I have been
able to discover its trails, unique places and see how the changing seasons influence
its character. And while it does have it's monuments, my preference is to capture the
little places that in their own way, have monumental significance to myself.
I have carried that philosophy throughout my travels. Always finding some corner in
the woods or a tree standing firm and proud against the elements instead of focusing
on the grand view. There is something to be said regarding where things live and
how they portray their prominence in silent declaration, while standing their ground,
or in some cases, majestically just doing their thing. Throughout my experiences,
that has been a self-defining perspective that I have often sought, Mother Nature
non-verbally showing off. So my objective has always been, to emphasize those
silver linings and translate them to presentable prints.
Hopefully the images that I display will in some way have a positive influence on the
viewer. They are the result of years of carrying equipment through miles of forest
and dessert, sometimes waiting countless hours for the light and weather to
cooperate. There are still many places that I have been working for years without
what I consider to be acceptable results. So I consider it to be a personal triumph
when my success-rate surpasses two or three percent, which tends to be consistent
with many discriminating photographers.
I would also like to point out that all of my images originate as film exposures, a
process that is in many ways suffering from abandonment as the convenience of
digital cameras has been adopted by the photographic community abroad. However,
with some reluctance, I have embraced the printing side of that technology and have
been refining my printing ability to produce exhibition quality, open edition prints.
My work has been displayed throughout the Northwestern New Jersey and
Northeastern Pennsylvania area for many years and has been published in
"Connections"(October 2004) magazine, and more currently in "The Milford Journal"
(April 2009) to name a couple. And while I have been honored with several awards in
the past, I have long since ceased competitive pursuits as I currently prefer
constructive criticisms as opposed to artistic comparisons and extended accolades.
However, I still anonymously enjoy seeing the look of appreciation in the eyes of the
Since 2007, from an invitation, I have maintained a display of framed prints at the
Headquarters Building of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and am
currently displaying some work at other local galleries that are listed on the exhibition
page of this site. Clicking on the text of those places will connect to their respective
websites. Sales are possible through galleries who display my work. Any galleries
interested in representation of my work, or any other communications are possible by
Please view and enjoy,