There’s an old saying that cameras don’t make pictures, artists do. It’s true. But artists are only as good as the tools they bring to their craft.
Today the #1 most-used camera, the device tracked by people who survey these things, is the iPhone. Most people look at their phone screens for images.
I had to teach my kids what a photograph is – and what it can be. What a photographic print actually is – and why it’s a valuable document of a moment in time. I showed them how to hold a wet, medium-format negative after I finished processing it.
Digital cameras today are powerful computers with razor-sharp optics, but I’ve always felt there was something missing from the digital image. There is a texture and feel that cannot be obtained with a digital device. So, I’ve always used both toolsets. Each has their purpose. Thousands of my clients have enjoyed seeing and enjoying the difference over the last 30+ years. So will you.
My first camera was handed to me in 1976. A Canon AE-1. It set my course for this life. I remember to this day staring at the brochure. That was the spark. I’ve been “shooting” ever since. I moved on to Nikon cameras, Hasselblad, Leica, and Mamiya over the years -- exotic names for pro-grade gear. There’s no substitute for shooting with the best. All of my work is run through professional grade equipment.
Cut my teeth primarily as a photojournalist, but my experience covers the breadth and depth of almost every conceivable type of photography. A few of the organizations I’ve worked for:
Richmond News Leader
Richmond Times Dispatch
The Virginian Pilot
Numerous album covers, promotional headshots, marketing/advertising work.
23 years as a wedding photographer.
I look forward to working for you and together documenting an event, an opportunity to capture forever that moment in time that lasts a pure second. Memories alone are imperfect. Photography delivers the joy of recalling life’s passages in a medium that everyone can share. Photographs bring memories flooding back. Don’t let them slip away.
Give me a call, jot a text or write an email. Let me know your thoughts.
Animals & Pets, Events, Nature & Wildlife, Photojournalism, Travel
Black & White, Candid, Documentary, Environmental, Illustrative, Natural Light, Photojournalistic, Retro, Romantic, Traditional, Vintage