I’ve always loved art. When I was younger, I would spend hours in the library looking through big, beautiful art books. I didn’t have any inclination or talent to draw or paint, but I loved reading about artists and their art. It wasn’t long until I picked up my first photography book and I was hooked. When I came across books on photojournalism, I knew immediately that this was for me. I was captivated by the stark black and white photographs of people and places. These simple images captured the pure essence of time and place. Moments in history were being preserved forever. Photojournalists could make a real difference in the world.
Years later, I landed a job on a newspaper and wrote about people and events and took the photographs. I worked at many different newspapers for more than 20 years. It was the best job in the world. After, I turned in my “press pass,” I worked as a wedding and portrait photographer. Weddings are very similar to news stories. So many special, candid moments unfolding throughout the day. But, after a few years, I realized it wasn’t for me. I had changed. I was seeing life differently. The world was not black and white anymore, but colorful – full of shapes, textures, light and shadows.
Early morning light dancing on tree boughs, mystical designs of rocks and the motion of water stir my soul. I am a New Englander at heart. I will always be listening for the lonely sound of a foghorn and my eyes will forever search the horizon for a battered old lobster boat heading out to sea. I love exploring seafaring towns and old ports, watching the early morning fog settle over marshes at low tide and the silent beauty of a winter beach.
I consider myself more of a visual artist then a photographer. My camera is a lovely tool, like a paint brush or a sculptor’s hammer and chisel that enables me to tell my story and share my vision. A photograph coveys time and place and shows us where we have been and where we may be headed. A photograph keeps forever what life runs away with.
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