I was born after WWII in East London. As a boy I won a prize for a b&w shot of Wells Cathedral in Somerset and have been enamored with photography since! Finished with "A-Levels" at Leyton County High School for Boys, I was offered and accepted an athletic scholarship to New Mexico State, where I was seduced by the Land of Enchantment!
Like most adventures, my life then took many twists and turns. I went home to study economics and philosophy at Sheffield. I returned to the USA and took my bachelor's degree at Fort Hays (Kansas) State University. I earned my master's in journalism at Missouri, played on the 1972 British Olympic basketball team and became a US citizen.
Along the way I embraced marriage, launched fatherhood, and earned bachelors and masters degrees at Fort Hays State University and the Mizzou J-School. For 50 years, I careened through a career with little time to shoot photos—until retirement.
Now, I find myself enchanted again by the magic of photography: to see a picture, capture an image effectively, develop its potential, and produce a photo worthy of your interest. The photography process is a joy--one I encourage you to share.
Kristkindl Markt, Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ, Kansas City, MO 2016 and 2017.
Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO. Selected to exhibit Kauffman image at PhotoSpiva, 2017; among 600 national entries. Purchased first night.
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO. Chosen for Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography’s 2017 Finding Peace, Finding Center.
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO. Included in the KCSCP’s 2017 Sense of Place exhibition.
May Exhibition, Chosen artist for the month by Second Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, 2017.
Art on Oak accepted as participant at annual art show, 2017.
Black & White magazine; image chosen from worldwide submissions as a “single image contest winner” for 2018.
Pop-Up Art for 10-days in Park Place, Overland Park, December 2017.