My thirty-five years as professional photographer has enabled me to have a studio and photo gallery in historic downtown Ithaca just west of the Ithaca Commons. This is where I work daily and exhibit my social documentary photography of American lifestyles and my new work, “Aviation Anthropology” the micro-culture of aviation enthusiasts. My website has many examples of my work. All of my photos are strong story telling images. My studio is a comfortable place talk about photography and see my work on display.
I grew up looking the iconic photo magazines such as LIFE and LOOK and was enthralled each week with the powerful storytelling images found inside. In college I studied the history of photography and picked up a camera and completed a photo documentary project on the demise of the small independent Ohio farm. I graduated with a BA in sociology and never stopped photographing people and lifestyle. I embraced the street photography movement popular in the seventies and started a fascinating journey of documenting American culture and lifestyle which appeared monthly in American Demographics Magazine. I sustained myself throughout the 80’s and 90’s by taking assignments from corporate clients and from magazines such as Time, Newsweek, Business week, Black Enterprise, and Progressive Architecture. Today, I am working on several social documentary art projects that can be seen on my web-site alongside my commercial work.
Studio Location Details:
My studio is located in historic downtown Ithaca, on the corner of West State and North Cayuga Streets, across the street from the State Theatre, above Handwork Cooperative gallery.