I started making photographs while in high school in Phoenix, Arizona, and I have never stopped making them. I graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a BA in Art in 1978. I came to Rochester to study photography at Visual Studies Workshop in 1979. I received my MFA in 1983. I concentrated in one-of-a-kind books and video.
I have traveled around the world making images. Museums and galleries where my work has been shown are:
- Contemporary Museum of Art, Chicago
- Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia
- Marquette University
- Washington Project of the Arts. Washington, DC
- Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester
- American Museum of Moving Images, New York City
- Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester
- Syracuse University, Syracuse
- RIT, Rochester
- High Falls Gallery, Rochester
I also have had my work published in Structure of the Visual Book by Keith Smith (1988), Photo Décor (Kodak, 1982), and The New Photography (Prentice Hall, 1984).
I have produced numerous video documentaries, which I shot on location in Zanzibar and in the Maasai villages in Tanzania. I also have worked in South Africa, and in New Zealand. The documentaries focused on educational and environmental topics.
One of my life long passions, besides image making, has been racing sailboats. I am retired from having taught art in the Rochester City School District for 30 years.
I live in Rochester with my wife Jane and we have two grown children.