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, Ziess Ikon, and other film cameras of the 50's and 60's.
I started my quest in photographic art with a host of Nikon 35mm cameras, then moving to medium format and Hasselblad.
Eventually, much encouraged by the writings of Fred Picker, I moved to large format black and white photography, which today remains my passion. I have owned and shot with 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10 view cameras, with 4x5 being my preferred format today.
I 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 am currently using the SX-70, SLR 680, Spectra Pro, and Polaroid Macro 5 with Impossible Project films.
I digitally scan with the Epson V750 Pro and print with the Epson R3000.
My home is a 97 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.