I began taking photos of nature, friends and sports with Pentax K1000 camera that I received as a gift in 1977 as a high school student. I have been taking snapshots and working to capture images continuously since then. In 40 years looking at the world through a camera eyepiece I've been able to record sports at all levels, the beauty of the Appalachian mountains and the Great Wall of China. I've photographed famous folks and regular folks and I still prefer the medium format film camera to all the others. I don't shoot video of events - unless a niece or nephew, son or grandson asks me to I prefer to pick a moment and save it forever. I'm committed to a high quality image which requires a high quality experience and commitment. If you see photos here of models or friends know that I never work with a model just once if I can help it. I prefer to build a relationship of trust and comfort so I like to work with most folks several times over several years.