It was inevitable that at some point I would bring my love of music and my passion for photography together, at least metaphorically. This portfolio attempts to expand the definition of the étude, a musical composition often played as a practice exercise, but also performed in concert. Its chief function is to allow the musician to work on a single point of technical expertise. Here, the études are five groupings of photos sharing, more or less, a common subject or theme, allowing me to group diverse images. The body of work included here spans my career, starting with my college years, up to the present day. I am most pleased that my total output as a photographer has held up so well and that I could mix work shot on film in my early days as a student, with work which I have recently created digitally.
Over 40 years of professional and creative photographic and graphic design/desktop publishing experience, including handling a wide range of corporate and editorial location and studio photographic assignments, graphics to illustrate presentations and both print and Web-based publications, logos and corporate identities and the creation of both speaker-support and self-running "kiosk" PowerPoint presentations, and Web-based HTML and Flash slideshows.
While the majority of my work has been done in the Northeast, U.S., I've also traveled to other parts of the U.S. and Canada, as well as overseas to Ireland and Italy. In recent years, urban and rural landscapes, nature and people have been my favorite photographic subjects.