Though originally a painter, I have long since turned my focus to photography. I was originally focused on landscapes like these in National Geographic to San Francisco cityscapes featured in San Francisco - A Cabby's View to the more abstract work in Haight Street Reflections. I am particularly attracted to the spontaneous energy of urban sites and the multiple layering of window reflections where images are ambiguous, rapidly changing, and reality is skewed. My recent forays into photomontage or 'compositing' are the natural extension of the constantly shifting window reflections featured prominently in my most recent shows. My composites aim to capture the energy of diverse environments in a landscape where Salvador Dali meets Walt Disney.
I was born in Texas the son of a Baptist preacher and a mother who painted. By the time I was 18, I had lived in 5 Texas cities and one each in Alabama and Mississippi. I studied Commercial Art at Baylor University and joined the Air Force where I was sent to Hawaii and became the manager of the Photo Hobby Shop. There I garnered awards in Experimental Photography on a world wide Inter-service level. Within 2 years I was an Air Force Illustrator. Upon discharge I stopped in San Francisco for a visit and I never left. My 47th Avenue Studio is very close to the 'Edge Of The Western World' where I find a peaceful and invigorating environment for my varied photography endeavours.
2010-2015 (4) Bay View Boat Club San Francisco, Ca.
2013-2014 (2) Open Studios-ArtSpan, San Francisco, Ca.
2013-2014 (2) Misho Abstract Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2009 HAIGHT STREET REFLECTIONS Portfolio Review
SHANTI ARTS-Still Point Arts Quarterly, Brunswick, ME.
2015 Pacific Art League: Spring Is In The Air
Juried by Catherine Clark
2015 Pacific Art League: Fur, Feathers and Fins
Juried by Bradley Platz
2014-2015 Impulse: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.
2013-2015 (6) Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT.
2012-2014 (4) Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
2014 Dickerman Prints: Home
2014 Like A Tom Waits Song: Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Juried by Andrea Schwartz
2009 4 Shes And A He: Live Worms Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2012