My father introduced me to photography in conjunction with his love for hunting and fishing. My first Kodak Brownie in the 50's always traveled "up north" on weekends to our hunting camp or to fishing adventures in Canada. He also taught me how to use his Rolleiflex, Argus, Zeiss Ikon, and varied other film cameras of the 50's and 60's.
My quest in photographic art initiated with a host of Nikon 35mm cameras, then moving to medium format and Hasselblad.
Eventually, much encouraged by the writings of Fred Picker, I ventured into large format black and white photography, using 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 view cameras over the years. Today, a Hasselblad 501CM remains my primary tool for producing art. I also occasionally have fun with the Harman Titan 4x5 Pinhole camera, Rolleicord Vb, and Holga 120 WPC.
Looking back, have also participated in a long relationship with Polaroid cameras, in particular, the venerable SX-70 for color work, both in the studio and outdoors.
I digitally scan with the Epson V750 Pro and print with the Epson R3000.
My home is a 99 year old classic stone Finnish farmhouse built in 1920, nestled in the northwoods between Ironwood Michigan and Lake Superior.
I photograph most days of the year and consider myself quite fortunate to live in the Gogebic Mountain Range of the Western upper peninsula of Michigan-one of the most visually spectacular pieces of wilderness in our country.
Enjoy your visit.