I love photography. I love preserving slices of time and history in the form of images. These images are the result of my camera and my camera's subject coming together at a particular point in time. I can recall each and every image I have ever taken - good and bad! Whether a 35mm film camera, a medium format or twin lens reflex camera, or now - my digital camera. Each exposure and capture becomes a part of my life.
I started learning with the Voigtlander Vitessa
35mm rangefinder. Then - in quick succession - the Yashica
TL Electro, the Yashica
FR, FR-I and the FR-II, a pair of Minolta
Maxxum 7000's and a Maxxum
Then I began shooting medium format with five (5) Yashica Mat 124G
TLR's, the Bronica
SQ-ai 6X6 and the Bronica
ETR-si 645 - both with Metz 45CL-4
Then the digital age - the Nikon D100
and the D200
I now shoot with the Nikon D800
, with my D300
as my back-up. I also use the Nikon
SB-800 flash and a Custom Bracket Jr.
My main lens is the Tokina
16-50mm f/2.8 and the Nikkor
70-200mm f/2.8 VR-II lens.
In the studio I use White Lightning
and Alien Bee
monolights and modifiers, Savage
paper, and several muslins.
Three things to know about me when I shoot:
- First, I love to have fun and enjoy a shoot. I talk and joke a lot, and I love playing loud music.
- Second, I am anything but politically correct! (You have been warned!).
- And finally, I don't BS. If you ask me a question, be prepared for an honest answer.
My perspective, technique and ability is constantly evolving. Hopefully - some day - my talent will equal that of my equipment.
Fatal Beauty (Photo above: One of my "Ghost Killer" images. Model: Veronica, Location: Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island, FL (12/15/07)