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 officers advanced program and assigned to the 516th Signal Group in Karlsruhe, Germany.
In addition to command and staff responsibility, leading the 17th Signal Battalion thru East Germany into Berlin when the wall went up in 1961, and providing military communication systems throughout Germany and France, I explored the countries and sights of Europe at leisure... usually with camera in hand.
Returning home three years later, my world of engineering research, design, sales and corporate management was primarily devoted to high-tech medical products, diagnostic imaging technologies, and design-build 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, explored the aesthetic of natural light photography with the creative mastery of Vincent Versace in New York.
It was simply a matter of time that the traditional darkroom would eventually become a memory of the past... replaced with state-of-the-art digital imaging software, conversion scanners and advanced printer technology.
Images selected for this portfolio were photographed during extensive local and worldwide travel, but it's not a travelogue. It is however a special collection of photographs that have been enhanced and/or created as I expand upon a personal vision that continues to evolve... searching beyond for the image within.
Although not everything is beautiful, everything has its beauty...
The search for people, places and things that are different has become a passion... a photographic journey of life... and hopefully the images in this presentation will inspire others to enjoy and share in the beautiful and exciting worldwide photo adventure of exploration and discovery as well.
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 35 years, we have traveled together to more than 100 countries... exploring remote places, foreign cultures and magnificent contemporary cities.
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... beyond our borders, beyond the ordinary, and hopefully exceeding our 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.