My interest in photography began as an early teen with a camera (Olympus OM-1) and lessons in b&w darkroom techniques, both a gift from my parents. This passion evolved into a career. Not the typical photography career but rather one in scientific imaging.
My research as a graduate biology student required developing methods to analyze high-speed video. Now we are talking ancient times. I was working with a very early high-speed digital camera, a 500 fps 0.01 megapixel Reticon. Yes, this is not a misprint. It featured a 100 by 100 photodiode array. That was an amazing piece of technology! Mind you, to operate it required writing code in assembly language. Many years down the line, I was co-director of a national image processing lab, the Computer Vision Center for Vertebrate Brain Mapping. That’s a long way from an OM-1 and a darkroom!
During all this time, I continued my photographic avocation. Like many, I transitioned from film to digital photography in the 2000-2004 period. Soon after, I entered the art fair and gallery scene.
My photographs are not intended to make social, political, or philosophical statements. My intentions are to delight the eye and on occasion tickle the funny bone. I hope I have succeeded and you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.