Who are you and what do you do?
I am a photographer with varied themes and a photo historian. I have been all over the world: Fiji, Paris, El Salvador. Recently I have worked on a major project covering the first 100 years of Arizona’s economic history as curator and photographer. The result is At Work in Arizona, a 168-page coffee book containing over 200 images.
How did you get your start?
As mentioned, I started out with a history degree but soon found myself, after a photo course, never without a camera. I saw a beautiful portrait of a man and thought about it for months. I have spent 25 years hoping that I might come close to its quality someday. I worked as a photo assistant in the beginning, taking workshops with George Tice and other photographers, and learning the trade. I spent thousands of hours in a darkroom trying to find the ultimate print. I received several grants which financially helped me to keep working.
What inspires you?
A beautiful, well-crafted photograph. The ability to try extremely different media with photography.
What do you like about AZ?
Its’ easiness and openness. I grew up in the east. I don’t like to wait in lines. I can spend my time here extremely productive.
Where can we see you(r) work?
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
To make that ultimate image and to complete at least 3 more series that I have been processing.
What is your mantra?
Keep moving. Speak the truth.