I have been involved in the photographic process since I was a child, growing up in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of my earliest memories of photography is buying film with my dad at Jack’s Cameras. Photography became more than just a hobby and I decided to follow that path to college. I studied photography at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and have continued my education through Tyler School of Art , University of the Arts and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. I have worked as a photographer for over three decades. I've studied with other notable photographers ( Douglas Beasley, Rick Barrick, Tony Corbell ) and have had my work exhibited in The Amanda Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, The Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina, Savery Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Fleischer Art Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Paragon Gallery in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. I have had work included in The Metro publication and online at Lenscratch. Now residing in Blackwood, New Jersey, I am an instructor of photography at Camden County College and continue my personal exploration of the photographic arts. I utilize traditional principles of photography and bring them in to the modern, digital age. Known for my black and white portraiture, I compiled my most unique works into a book, Portraits In Black and White https://www.blurb.com/b/628371-portraits-in-black-white
This work represents a contemplative and meditative space in a chaotic world. It offers a chance to slow down and find beauty that is inherent in the subjects. My photography is a direct reflection of my emotions and perspective; however, most works are left untitled so the viewer can form their own interpretation. Thus, the image becomes theirs. I work within the philosophies of past and present masters. From Minor White: " One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are" and Michael Kenna: "The objects in the images are mere suggestions." My work serves a dual purpose: For those who see the surface beauty of the subjects and for those who seek a deeper metaphoric meaning.
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