About me

It all started around the age of 12 or so when my father gave me my first camera. It was his pre-1940's Univex Mercury (an antique for him, as old as the pyramids for me...). Now considering this was 1965 or so, the device had been well used (although not abused). That antique served me well for nearly 10 years. It captured many a fondly remembered family vacation. Fast forward nearly 5 decades and I'm still shooting. It's amazing how far we've come. 1/2 frame B&W film developed in a make-shift darkroom to raw files in megapixels downloaded to DVD's and Flash Drives.

It is all about "being on the street". Day or night, early or late. It really doesn't matter. The images are one-off captures of people being themselves. The kind of image that everyone sees walking around, but dismisses almost immediately. Our brains are overloaded with life in general, and the random glimpses are filed away instantly. I try to record those moments so you can play them back at your leisure. Yes, there's a few rules that guide me while on the street. More like promises to my integrity than anything else:

• Never shoot unhappy or distressed children (or adults for that matter),

• Give a few bucks to an individual less fortunate than yourself - money for a meal is far more satisfying than stalking the homeless, and if the roles were reversed I wouldn't want my picture taken either,

• If someone is truly offended by a shot - offer to delete it. It's just not worth the hassle.