In 1971 while on summer break from art school in New Jersey, I decided to quit my job delivering watermelons and hitchhike to California. Enroute I encountered Native American people and culture for the first time, as well as the stunning landscape of the Western United States.
That trip planted a seed of profound interest in Pre-Columbian Americans. This prompted many trips out west, to Mexico, and beyond. Early on I began to photograph what I saw and what I liked. I have a passion for ruins and am also transfixed by the crumbling structures of more recent Western residents, as well as the natural environment. The result of this is represented here.
Although many of my photographic locations are commonly visited, I feel that I’ve captured some rarely viewed and unique scenes. Over the years I have shown my paintings in various venues, but this is the first public viewing for my photographs.
The early images were shot as 35mm slides or black and white negatives. The later photos were captured on digital cameras.
I am located in San Diego, California. B.A., Art Education
© All images are copyrighted 2011 and are for viewing only. Reproduction prohibited without permission.