I don't remember a time when I wasn't taking pictures…at a sailing regatta on Long Island Sound, wandering through the trout high country of Argentina’s Patagonia region, or exploring the back streets of Havana or Mumbai. I can usually be found with my cameras, a laptop computer and a fly rod…


It is just as thrilling today to see my photos selected by a newspaper editor, or having a shot of mine on the cover of sailing magazine, as it was the first time I saw one of my pictures in the jr. high school yearbook. I am still being published, but now it is on websites, e-newsletters, in on-line specialty magazines, as well as traditional print newspapers, fly fishing, sailing, and regional lifestyle magazines. There are no "absolutes" in photography; everything is a process as well as a series of compromises. 

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Please enjoy exploring some of what I have been so fortunate to be able to photograph, because I usually have one of the best seats in the house. Cheers!

In college, an inordinate amount of my time was spent working in the Yale Daily News darkroom, feverishly printing pictures for the next day's issue, as well as running around learning the craft of photojournalism & sports photography. (Truth be told, there were also free pizza slices from some of New Haven's better pizzerias that would arrive around 11:30 PM as “payment” for their print ads.)

I was fortunate to have professors that studied with & worked for photographers like Walker Evans and Paul Strand. Their cumulative influences are felt every time I raise the camera to my eye, or I find myself working on a JPEG to get the gray tones right, balancing colors, and cropping the image "just so".  Unfortunately, the disciplines, skills, the discovery process, and the sheer time-in-grade spent in darkrooms learning the craft of developing & printing photos is almost non-existent in these digital days…

Whether it is dealing with available light, shutter speeds, apertures, choice of camera formats & lenses, or the not-so-simple selection of how the image will be viewed (i.e. projected, computer monitor, flat-screen TV, canvas or metal print, or printed on different types of photo paper.) The trick is aligning as many of the positive elements while working to reduce the negatives, no pun intended…