Who Am I?

Before turning my creative pursuits entirely to photography, I had a career as an advertising art director working on print & TV, and have been fortunate to win industry awards for my work. Working with many different photographers enabled me to learn a great deal about the art of photography. I am a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC and continue my formal study of art and life at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in SoHo, NY.

My work is very much inspired by this important principle that I learned from my study of Aesthetic Realism, the education founded by Eli Siegel“The world, art, and self explain each other: each is the aesthetic oneness of opposites.”

I love photographing landscapes and wildlife because of the deep excitement and awe in meeting a world with such variety and richness. I explore various possibilities of landscape and wildlife photography in both rural and urban settings. Too often we make a rift between the value of the country and the city, and unfortunately use one to lessen the value of the other rather than using them to see their deep relation to each other.

When we see how the innate forces of reality, the opposites, are in what we meet everyday, trees, buildings, fire-hydrants, flowers, birds, and people, we see them with more meaning and friendliness.

I hope to encourage a respect and wonder, through my photographs, for the environment we share with all living beings. It is imperative that we learn how to act responsibly in order to have the world we live in be the best it can.

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