My wife, Leonard Nimoy, and me at the "Full Body Exhibit"
I've been a photographer for 33 years and a graphic artist since 1994. I started with film and a traditional wet darkroom setup. Studying Ansel Adams' darkroom techniques, I developed skills on how to produce a fine art black and white print and won several photo competitions in high school. After high school, I studied at The College of St. Rose and received my B.A. in Public Communications. I did an internship at Channel 10, in Albany, NY, producing several television spots.
I graduated college in 1991 and started working at Albany Medical Center as a darkroom technician and graphic artist. Working at Albany Medical Center helped me to grow as a graphic artist by working on projects that included the O.J. Simpson trial, creating graphics for published medical journals, and photographing case studies for slide presentations.
I left Albany Medical Center in 1996, and I've been working with General Electric as a contractor ever since. Through the years, I kept up with my photography and the transition from film to digital. I spent five years learning digital lightroom techniques which include image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom, scanning all formats of film, and producing fine art prints on inkjet printers.
Along the way, I have met some great photographers. I have taken workshops in Woodstock, NY with Mary Ellen Mark and Magnum photographer Constantine Manos. In 2008, I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to photograph a Leonard Nimoy exhibit in Massachusetts. Currently, most of my time is spent studying skill-based art training as well as helping to restore design skills that have been lost over the past 100 years due to the 20th century Modern Art movement.
I occasionally do volunteer photography for the American Red Cross. By offering my photography services at no cost, it's my way of giving back to the community and worthwhile humanitarian causes.
Technical Information I currently photograph with a Leica M240 digital, Leica M6, and a Leica M7. When I shoot film, I use Ilford XP-2 black and white C-41 and scan with a Nikon Coolscan 5000ED. The printer I use is an Epson 3800 archival ink-jet printer.