My passion for photography started at an early age and came from my father, who during his summer breaks from college, was a photographer for the Lancaster Sunday News in Pennsylvania. When I was a teen we built a darkroom together in our basement and my photographic journey began. He taught me black and white film processing, and I spent many hours there honing my skills long before the advent of digital photography.
My love of the ocean also started at an early age. My family spent summers at the Jersey shore, where every minute I was either in or on the ocean. Later, my wife and I traveled frequently to the Caribbean where we snorkeled the beautiful Caribbean waters. After a discover scuba diving course in Turks and Caicos we were hooked. We got dive certified and never looked back.
My primary focus now is underwater photography, but I still love black and white and landscape photography. Having lived next to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA for over 20 years, I couldn’t help but develop a passion for flower photography as well.
I retired in 2014 and moved to Jupiter full time in 2020. I love the diversity of diving here, from reef to blackwater dives, and especially to the amazing critters of the Blue Heron Bridge. The diversity and beauty of marine life in our oceans never ceases to amaze me. There is always a new story to tell – from the graceful and powerful movement of sharks to the tiniest of creatures camouflaged in the reef, barely visible with the naked eye. I can’t get enough. Each new image encourages me to learn more about our fragile oceans.
I love both wide angle and macro and shoot with both a Canon 7dMKII and a Canon 5DMKIII in Nauticam housings