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"You Can Be A Cook, An Air Policeman Or A Photographer!"

Upon entering the US Air Force in early 1966, I was sent to Lackland AFB for basic training. I was given a series of tests to see where my talents lied. The counselor presented me with three choices. "You can be a Cook, an Air Policeman or a Photographer." I chose door #3. I spent six months in Still Photography School where they handed me a 4x5 press camera with a bellows and a large flash on the side. The first day in B&W printing class. We shot a portrait of a classmate and then hand them the film holder of their images and got our portrait images from them. I went in the darkroom and 'souped' my shots. Afterwards I printed my portrait. Slipping the paper in the developer to watch my image appear was spiritual experience. I was hooked and have stayed that way ever since.

After the service I moved to Los Angeles and started my career as a commercial photographer shooting architecture. During that time I got a few assignments photographing people in offices, factories and in retirement communities. I find photographing people more rewarding and have pursued that direction since. Corporate & industrial assignments are my passion.