First gallery showing with "Viale IV Novembre - Walking On the Wide Side of Venice."

My mother introduced me to photography. Not on any grand scale, professionally, or even artistically. But from as far back as I can remember, she almost always had a camera in hand at various events, whether family gatherings, holidays, or school events.

She often had more than one, bouncing back and forth between her large Polaroid Automatic 340 Land Camera to whatever her current variation of a point-and-shoot film camera was at the time.

I think I received my first camera when I was around ten. Similarly, a small point-and-shoot film camera. Then in high school, I received my first serious camera, a Minolta X-700 35mm film camera. All pre-Internet days, so most of my learning came from a book, Kodak Guide to 35mm Photography, as our school was too small to have a photography class.

Other than dabbling though, most of my experience came from taking and developing black-and-white photos for the yearbook. Whether with the Minolta or Canon film and digital point and shoots, or various smartphones that followed, most of my photography has centered around capturing photos during my various travels.

My refound interest came in 2022 after picking up a used Fujifilm X-T3 digital camera, subsequently replaced a year later with a new Fujifilm X-T5. This renewed interest took a new direction though and continues now as I explore digital photography from an artistic, creative stance.

Grate Photography

“Grate Photography” originated out of a tongue-in-cheek play on words based on every photographer’s desire to create “great photography.”

It became an exploration of the common and mostly unnoticed sewer grate and expanded to include ventilation and other grates.

I wanted to present these objects in a unique and new light. They became close, sectional shots, pulling down the exposure, but then punching through with a highlight to pull out textural detail and colors.

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Misc Photography

The miscellaneous section houses photos that either don’t fit into a collection or those for which a collection hasn’t been created yet.

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