Chronology

 
1958 Born, Augsburg, Germany
   
1985 Bought my first camera, a Minolta X-370, on sale at Sears, for $149. I then taught myself how to take pictures.
   
1986 My father, who worked in the Rare Book division of the Library of Congress, brought home a monograph of watercolor landscapes by the German Abstract Expressionist painter, Emil Nolde. These watercolors changed the way I look at art - it was a seminal moment for me.
   
1988 Attended a major retrospective of Josef Koudelka at the International Center for Photography. The same year I became acquainted with the work of Alex Webb. Both photographers became my motivation for pursuing photography in a serious way. Webb is the reason I went with color.
   
1990 Walked into my first photography gallery holding a page of Kodachrome slides. I met the gallery curator, Lynn O'Sullivan, who eased my landing into the art photography world considerably and gave me my first big start. She became my wife in 1997 and has been my biggest fan and toughest critic since.
   
2000 Made the move from 35mm to medium-format. Although I was already taking good pictures, I really learned photography on the Hasselblad. It's an incredible format.
   
2004 As much as I liked working with the Hasselblad, I decided to move up to the 4x5" format, using an old wooden Japanese Ikeda field camera. I could now make very large prints and the slow pace required by the long setups made me look at the final image in a different way.
   
2006 Bought the Epson 9800 wide-jet digital printer. No more cibachrome chemicals, gas masks and black cardboard duct-taped over the windows.
   
2009 After several years of debate, I bought the Canon 5D Mark II camera, the best DSLR available at the time. For the great majority of my photographs, the mathematics had finally caught up to the analog format. I was now able to return to the freedom of the 35mm cameras that I had worked with in the beginning while still making large prints.
   
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Awards

 
2015 Maryland State Arts Council - Individual Artist Award, Maryland
   
2013 Review Santa Fe 100, Santa Fe, NM
   
2013 Critical Mass Top 50 Finalist, Photolucida - Portland, OR
   
2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalist, Baltimore, MD
   
2011 Sondheim Semi-Finalist, Baltimore, MD
   
2010 Sondheim Semi-Finalist, Baltimore, MD
   
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Solo Exhibitions

 
2013 Last House Standing (And Other Stories), C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2003 Crossing the Landscape, Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD
   
2002 Walls, World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD
   
1997 Recent Color Photographs, Montpelier Cultural Center, Laurel, MD
   
1997 New Abstracts, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, MD
   
1996 The New Color Infra-Red, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
   
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Group Exhibitions

 
2015 Exposure 2015, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
   
2015 Within/Without, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2015 Imagining Home, Baltimore Muesum of Art, Baltimore, MD
   
2014 American Photography X2, Towson State Univ Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson, MD
   
2014 Critical Mass Top 50, Cordon | Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
   
2014 Critical Mass Top 50, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX
   
2013 Cultural Context, Nepalese Academy of Fine Arts, Kathmandu, Nepal
   
2013 Musings, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA
   
2013 Summer '13, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibit, MICA Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2011 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibit, MICA Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2010 Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibit, MICA Meyerhoff Gallery, Baltimore, MD
   
2010 New Normal, Center for Fine Art photography, Fort Collins, CO
   
20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography,
   
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Collections

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
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Favorite Photography Books

The Suffering of Light, Alex Webb, (photo-eye Cat# DQ661)
 
Koudelka, Josef Koudelka, (photo-eye Cat# DS124)
 



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