In 2010, when I was 56 years old, I discovered my love for photography.
It occurred quite suddenly and unexpectedly while hiking in nature. I was fascinated by the beautiful autumn colors, and equipped with nothing more than a BlackBerry smart phone camera, I just started imaging what surrounded me.
That experience unleashed a torrent of experimentation, as I played with every setting on the device. Everyday objects, flowers, landscapes, people, buildings, anything that caught my eye was fair game for playful trial and error.
Roughly 17,00 images later, I moved up to an entry level compact digital camera with a fixed lens, but one that allowed me to learn the dynamics of focal distance, shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance. Now I shoot with a mirrorless camera and assortment of lenses, and in the Please Stand Away From the Platform Edge and Extras series, I use an iPhone.
I am self-taught. I am inspired not only by other photographers, but by painters,designers and architects. I give great credit to my wife Barbara, a painter, for encouragement and guidance.