My workshop studio is in our wooden barn just north of our farmhouse in the hills of Caroline adjacent to Hammond Hill State Forest. Many of my friends know this building as The Canaan Institute, where we also host music and outdoor events.
I am currently a part time professional photographer specializing in outdoor landscape and nature images. I also enjoy photographing outdoor events; photographically documenting outdoor nature and conservation related events and of course, I enjoy selling and sharing art quality prints of my images.
I grew up in Tompkins County and started recording B&W images in grade school with a Kodak Brownie my mom gave me. A few years later, while starting high school, I invested my summer earnings from our roadside market in my first SLR film camera – a Pentax. It was wonderful. With help from some photo mentors, I built a darkroom in the basement of the farmhouse, and I would time-share the space with my photography friends. Meanwhile, in school, I was a candid photographer for the yearbook and president of the HS photo club. Fast forward to now: I use mostly Adobe Lightroom CC for post – no more chemicals! My camera is a Canon full frame DSLR with a small collection of Canon L-series lenses. Meanwhile, I love to take photos of the outdoors; I spend many hours hiking around here near my home, mostly in the Caroline and Dryden fields, forests, and backroads.
My studio is up 2 steps through a narrow door.