Chronology

 
1961 Born
   
1986 Began my studies leading to a Master's degree in architecture in 1990. I didn't so much as learn to make buildings, but rather to look anew at the built environment and its contexts. Studied with urbanist Karl DuPuy and regionalist William Bechhoefer. This education opened my eyes, figuratively, and set the stage for myself as a visual artist. It changed everything.
   
1994 Met and studied with educator and photographer Murray Bognovitz. His ability to 'reflect' as a teacher and 'absorb' as a photographer that classic mid century photographic sensibility, captured my attention. His enthusiasm was infectious and drove me to keep searching for what it was I was looking for in photographic expression. Eventually, as an assistant, he was a gas to work for and there was never a working situation he could not judge with perfect pitch. A great example for a budding photographer and still a great friend today.
   
1996 Met fine art color photographer and teacher, Frank Diperna at the Corcoran School of Art. Introduced me to fine color printing during several courses taken with him. This also expanded my photographic vision and ability to think conceptually.
   
1997 Assisted architectural and fine art photographer Maxwell MacKenzie for 2 years. He taught me everything I needed to know about architectural photography, but especially about lighting. This fundamental knowledge of lighting a scene, greatly informed my printing sensibilities. He also showed me what it was like to be an artist in the real world.
   
1997 Met photographer Jay Maisel at the Santa Fe Workshops. His broad understanding of color, light and gesture, encouraged me to find my own configuration of these essential elements. He also showed me that you can be a big shot in photography and still be a nice guy.
   
2005 Met educator and consultant Mary Virginia Swanson at the Santa Fe workshops. She helped me understand how to bring my work into the larger world of fine art photography. An indispensable experience.
   
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Awards

 
2007 3rd Place: Texas Photographic Society: TPS 16, San Antonio, TX
   
2007 Hon Mention: Maryland Federation of Art: The American Landscape, Annapolis, MD
   
2000 The Photo Review Competition Issue, Philadelphia, PA
   
1996 2nd Place: Maryland Federation of Art: 6th Annual Exhibition, Annapolis, MD
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2008 Onward 2008, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA
   
2008 82nd Annual Competition, The Print Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
   
2008 Our Environment:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
   
2007 The American Landscape, Maryland Federation of Art, Anapolis, MD
   
2006 15th Annual National Competition, Texas Photographic Society, Austin, TX
   
2002 Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Anapolis, MD
   
2001 The American Landscape, Marylant Federation of Art, Anapolis, MD
   
2000 Lima '99/Washington 2000, The Embassy of Peru, Washington, DC
   
1999 Photography Month, Lima '99, The Gallery of the Catholic University Cultural Center, Lima, Peru
   
1998 Neighbors: The Corcoran at the Organization of American States, The Art Museum of the Americas at The OAS, Washington, DC
   
1998 1998 Juried Photography Exhibit, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
   
1997 The Color of Light, Gallery One, New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
   
1997 The 3rd Corcoran Alumni Hemicycle Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
   
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Collections

Etherton Gallery, Tuscon, Arizona
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Education

 
1979 - 1983 University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Business and Marketing
 
1986 - 1990 University of Maryland, Master of Architecture
 
1997 Color, Light and Gesture
  Studied with Jay Maisel
1999 The Editorial Portrait
  Studied with Andrew Eccles
2005 Target Your Market
  Studied with Mary Virginia Swanson




Favorite Photography Books

Color Photography, Ernst Haas, (photo-eye Cat# AB074H)
 
New Color, Harry Callahan, (photo-eye Cat# NM042H)
 
Cape Light, Joel Meyerowitz, (photo-eye Cat# BF182H)
 
Artists, Arnold Newman
 
Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Artless Art, Jean-Pierre Montier & Henri Cartier-Bresson
 



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