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About the Artist
Taken in over fifty countries, my photos focus on the aspects which make each culture unique and the universal themes that bind us all together. Photography has been the only job I've ever done for a living. For over thirty years, I worked as a photojournalist, for newspapers, magazines, airlines and book publishers, and for the past twenty years I've exhibited at art festivals around the country. When I first worked for a local newspaper I soon discovered that most assignments were not inherently photogenic, but my pictures could be dramatically improved with different camera angles, lighting and composition. So began my love of simple, but striking imagery and as time went by, I began to get assignments to much more distant locales. I've been fortunate to have worked in South and Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. And though the assignments have now ended, I still seek out subject matter in the far corners of the world, from Oman to Japan. I'm inspired by the spiritual places, and the traditions that people have held on to for generations. Having photographed so many kids and elders who looked so different from me, I've discovered just how much we all have in common. And I've been touched by the hospitality offered by those who had the least to share. I've always been drawn to the beauty of crumbling, abandoned places, and wizened old faces. So too, do I still love to find details like the ones you see here, such as the last leaves of autumn, holding forth in a surrounding of barren branches, or the graceful design of a traditional kimono and sandals, illuminated by low-angle sunlight. My favorite locations to take photos are the ones which look the least familiar to me. And my favorite time to take pictures is in the clear, pure light of early morning.