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Primarily self-taught (tinkering with my Parent's Nikon FM some 20+ years ago), I began thinking more seriously about photography after taking a few courses at Napa Valley College... I quickly discovered a passion for B&W traditional darkroom work and, after acquiring printing skills in the community darkroom at NVC, built a personal darkroom in the only bathroom in my wife's and my loft in Emeryville, CA.

My first exhibit was at the NVC Photo Gallery. Shortly thereafter, I was selected for and exhibited 2 photos at the annual Emeryville Art Exhibition in 2002. Additional achievements: winning a themed "Water" contest in PhotoLife Magazine; top nod at the 2003 Nocturne Competition for my image, "CA Nocturne"; placing 2nd in Architecture for "Rail Detail", Golden Gate (w/additional Nominations) in the 4th annual B&W Spider Awards for my Golden Gate Bridge studies; a 3rd place (w/many honorable mentions) in the 2007 IPA Photo Awards. I was shortlisted (of 250) for Photolucida, "Critical Mass", and was awarded a "Spotlight Interview" in B&W Magazine in 2008 (Issue 57); .   Additionally, I've sold many prints at Photography West Gallery in Carmel, CA.


More recently (2018-23), I received a Merit Award for my Seaside image, "Alongside Hercules", in the 20th annual juried art show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA - "Expressions Northwest," juried by Margaret Bullock (Curator, Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum in WA). For 2020, I was a jury-selected "Showcase Artist" at Northwind Arts Center. My image "Waterplay" was selected for PhotoPlace Gallery's "Water: Element of Change" exhibition in Vermont by Juror Hannah Freiser (Executive Director at The Center for Photography at Woodstock in New York) ~ exhibition July 2 - July 25th, 2020... 10/27/20: Non-Pro Honorable Mention at IPA Photo Awards for my Great Blue Heron studies in the film category. 10/14/21: 2 Professional Honorable Mentions at IPA Photo Awards for my Golden Gate Bridge Series. Nominated at Black & White "The Spider Awards" 2022 for "Luminous Gate" - Golden Gate Bridge in the Architectural category. Nominated at Black & White "The Spider Awards" 2023 for "Shell's Birds; On the Beach" in the Wildlife category....

6 of my Great Blue Heron studies (GBH - on 16" by 20", matted/framed to 20" by 24") were exhibited at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA, Feb 2023......

I'm a traditional photographer; I print in a "wet darkroom". After capturing images on medium format film using various manual cameras, I personally hand-develop my negatives and print, tone, and finish my silver gelatin photographs in my home darkroom.  

My work is available in 3 size editions, not to exceed 50 prints (total) of any image: 8" by 10" prints, matted to 16" by 16" (begin at $400); 11" by 14" prints, matted to 16" by 20" (begin at $600); 16" by 20" prints, matted to either 22" square or 20" by 24" depending on the image being square or rectangular ~ or to your request, please let me know; (begin at $800) ~ prices increase as an edition sells. 



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