I was born a photographer who thought he wanted to be a
mechanical engineer. As school
progressed, a requirement for graduation was needed. An arts requirement. What does an engineer know about
art?!?!? I could sing, but I did not
want to subject the world to that. I
could dance, but I did not have the patience.
Painting was an option, just not my option. And then it hit me while searching for
courses. I had access to the equipment,
I had my dad who could help me if I got stuck.
Photography. Ever since that
first day in class, I was hooked, no, in love!!! Like the first time you looked across the
room and saw that special someone, and that special someone looks back at you
smiles. After twenty rocky years, that
passion still exists and not a day goes by when there isn't a camera in my
hand. I started off with still life,
because it was interesting to me how people interpreted the same thing in ten
different, ways when in reality, I just like the way the light was on ....
paperclips. I then entered the realm of
landscape and nature photography. It was
also then when I discovered medium format photography. After years of work and discovery in the
inanimate and nature, someone asked, "do you shoot people?" And of course I gave the smart alec remark
of, "..only with a Canon!"
From then on, my emphasis has been people, which to me entails a wide
variety of things. So yeah, I love to
shoot people, with my Canon!