I was born in Dayton, Ohio a few years ago. My formal education includes Oakwood High School, Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts, Stanford University, Goddard College in Vermont, and the Union Institute and University(strange name!) from which I received a Ph.D. in psychology. I lived in Boston for 16 years where I practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist and health provider. I spent a special 3 years at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California immersed in a vast world of experiential therapies. Afterward, I was ready “to jump out of the endless psychology loop.” I went to Lucknow, India to meditate with a grand follower of Sri Ramana Maharshi. I became much more of “a clean slate” free of past baggage and capable of being open to the best of new possibilities.
In an illogical and crazy move in the eyes of many, but in complete harmony with my improved guidance system, I went to live in Colombia-alone and without knowing the language-in 1994. I soon became intrigued with photographing the many photogenic facets of life which are in abundance here. In the past years, I have developed techniques in the macro photography of living insects. My helpers and I look high and low for the most exotic creatures we can find, many of which have never been seen before in photographs. To compensate for the smallness of this macro range, I also dove into panoramic photography with an approach that combines stitched, multi-row, and HDR techniques. Recently, I have expanded my repertoire again and I am enjoying taking candid photos of the diverse and interesting people of Colombia.
In brief, what I am about is a dedication to SEEING all there is to be seen, all the surfaces, the movements, the play of light, the gestures and implications, and the inner worlds which shine through. WITH EYES WIDE OPEN AND CONNECTED TO HEART MIND AND SPIRIT, IT’S AMAZING JUST HOW MUCH THERE IS TO SEE AND HOW SPECTACULAR IT ALL IS!