Born and raised on Long Island and introduced to photography and the B&W darkroom as a young teenager. Graduated from New York University's College of Engineering (BME), attended Fort Monmouth's signal program for commissioned officers, and assigned to the 516th Signal Group in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In addition to leading the 17th Signal Battalion thru East Germany into Berlin when the wall went up in 1961, and providing communications throughout Germany and France, I explored the sights of Europe at leisure... usually with camera in hand.
Upon returning from overseas three years later, my world of engineering in design, sales and corporate management was primarily devoted to high-tech medical equipment, diagnostic imaging technologies, and medical imaging center facilities... retiring from Siemens Medical Systems in 1993.
To explore the art of color photography, I studied with Robin Perry in Connecticut and John Doscher in Vermont, and with the advent of digital imaging many years later, further explored the aesthetic of natural light photography with the creative mastery of Vincent Versace in New York.
Thereafter, it was simply a matter of time that the traditional darkroom would become a memory of the past... replaced with state-of-the-art computers, digital photo editing software, and refined printing technology.
Searching beyond for the image within...
The search for people, places and things that are different is an adventure of exploration and discovery... unique experiences exploring remote lands, foreign cultures, and magnificent destinations as I expand upon a personal vision that continues to evolve... searching beyond.
Although not everything is beautiful, everything has its beauty... but not everyone sees it. ~Confucius
Travel companions on the journey of life...
Paula has been my travel partner since 1957. With her extensive knowledge and expertise as a professional educator and travel consultant for many years, we have traveled together to more than 100 countries.
As we continue our worldwide adventure seeking new destinations and its photography, and revisiting others, the preference for people, places and things that are different most clearly defines our shared travel interest... usually beyond our borders, beyond the ordinary, and hopefully exceeding expectations.
On a personal note... I am indeed most fortunate and extremely proud having the support of an awe-inspiring, smart and very capable energetic wife. Thanks to Paula's inspiration and guidance, it's been an incredible journey... one that I simply could not have accomplished without her.