A photographer that enjoys landscape, floral, and cityscapes photography. A true Philadelphian; born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now residing in Limerick, PA; a community in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Started shooting at the age of 12 with a Kodak Brownie camera, a birthday gift from his grandmother. Attended the Community College of Philadelphia earning an associate degree in photography/journalism. Afterwards, spent 12 years as an Air Force - Pennsylvania Air National Guard photographer. Where he earned several awards in both Color and Black & White photography.
When ask by people, "Why do you take photographs?" I answered, "First and foremost, for me." Reflecting on that response, I tried to be more introspective about its meaning. What was I trying to achieve emotionally when walking about taking photos? I try to capture that moment in time that exist only for a fraction of a second for myself so to share with others.
As a photographer, I am most comfortable when immersed behind the camera with those instances of life around me. I can capture images which are real, vibrant, and unscripted. This is where I can memorialize those emotions of the moment which are universal and make the world a smaller and friendlier place. These are the true universal emotions of the world.
I try to bring out elements often missed by the casual observer. I am moved when seeing the world in all its splendor and the people from all walks of life displaying true emotion. When serving in the military, I would always approach a soldier, sailor or airman asking permission to take their photograph by saying “Let me make you famous” not realizing I did by preserving that moment in their life forever.