This career started as a 12-year-old when I bought a black & white film developing kit from Sears and Roebuck for twelve dollars. I shot photos with my father's old Argus C3 rangefinder and spent my nights developing film and making prints with an enlarger borrowed from a neighbor.
In the mid-70s I was inspired by a book called the Best of Photojournalism that had the annual award-winning newspaper and magazine photos. I went to college, studied photography, took journalism courses and worked at the college newspaper. Upon graduation I started working at a series of small newspapers.
I went from working for small newspapers in the Chicago area, to larger papers and wire services in South Florida, Washington DC and California. Those publications provided me great opportunities and sent me on assignments all around the US and many foreign countries.
I have covered some amazing stories, both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. I’ve photographing rich people, poor people and everyone in-between, listening to their stories and learning about their lives. It’s truly been a privilege.
My photos have appeared in major magazines and publications all over the world. My clients include the New York Times, Smithsonian, Nature, PBS, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, numerous textbooks, scientific publications and many more.
I currently reside in Northern California where I'm working for the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine and specialize in scientific, medical and editorial photography and videography. If you're interested in my services, you can reach me via my Contact page. I hold a current SAM account for federal and state contract work.