When I was 17 I discovered, forgotten in an old trunk a Pentax Spotmatic SLR camera that belonged to an uncle who was killed in a traffic accident at the age of 28. In the same trunk were hundreds of his slides from his trips around the world. I was fascinated by this pictorial record of a life that I had only heard about. I picked up the camera, loaded it with a roll of 35mm film and have been photographing ever since.
Over the years during my teaching career as a high school science teacher, I experimented with different photographic techniques, genres, styles even black & white darkroom processing. Reading "The Element" by Sir Ken Robinson's motivated me to pursue a formal degree in photography in search of my “Element”. Show more