ABOUT THE ARTIST
I photograph mostly nautical and wildlife themes, concentrating on our shorelines & bays, yachting, the bridges, wetlands, lighthouses, wildlife, flowers and the unique things that make living near & on the water on Long Island and elsewhere a special experience.
Early in life, I realized that people tend to be oblivious to much of the beauty that surrounds us. I am an advocate of bringing awareness of that often-overlooked beauty in nature and wildlife behavior through my work. I prefer dynamic images to static “portraits” in wildlife work and try to bring a better understanding of the daily lives and interactions of creatures we might not notice around us. Over the years, through a better understanding of light & composition, my work has matured into a sizeable portfolio of quality photographs.
I have been particularly influenced by both Art Wolfe’s & Chas Glatzer’s approach to photography. Through Art Wolfe, I learned to approach my works based on the principles of composition to bring out the beauty of nature & the environment. Chas Glatzer showed me that “light illuminates, shadow defines” and that a three-dimensional image was indeed possible in a two-dimensional medium. With that foundation, and the help of many talented Nature & Wildlife photographers, I was able to develop and fine-tune my visionary approach, technical execution and post-processing skills in producing fine art which accentuates the interaction of light and color.
I hope my work brings you as much enjoyment as it gave me in composing and capturing the beauty of our environment.