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About

Is it wrong to admit that my love of photography began in middle school when I realized that there was something in our school called a darkroom where teachers literally couldn't see what you were doing? I quickly discovered what they actually did in this room and was hooked. I became enamored by photography and everything related to imaging. By the time I was 16, I had completed an internship at Sports Channel, and was working weekends shooting weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other events. I took it very seriously and learned a lot of important lessons. Case in point: I was hired to photograph a Bris, a Jewish circumcision ritual. I got to the venue early, and talked to the Mohel (Rabbi) about timing, location, lighting, use of flash (even then I knew not to use a flash that day, why risk startling the Rabbi with flash?). I rigged a remote camera to the chandelier above the table and composed and pre-focused my frame. Then I shot that Bris. I mean, I shot the Bris. The images had a level of detail the client could have never imagined (I think they still use the images in medical textbooks on circumcision) By age 17 I was an apprentice in a large commercial studio specializing in catalog and fashion photography. I absorbed everything, everyday like a sponge. Life has a funny way of directing you down many paths. I eventually wound up working at a desk job in finance, but photography was always a passion. With my family as my muse, I made the transition from film to digital in 2002. Today, I specialize in fine art, portrait and sports photography. Although, after doing this for over 30 years, if the subject intrigues me, there is nothing I won't shoot. My goal is to create memorable, lasting images.