I was born in New York in 1944 and grew up
in Connecticut. In spite of a righteously unsuccessful high School
experience, I managed to finish college with a BA in music in 1968.
The late sixties were spent in graduate school, continuing to study
music composition and completing a Master of Fine Arts degree. Armed
with a professional attitude and the paper to back it up, I began
teaching... first music and then woodworking to small children.
The early 70's led through a series of jobs culminating with new
interests and the beginnings of a new family. After having met my
wife in Europe, we eventually decided to settle here. My new interests
involved musical instrument building and eventually a formal study
in jewelry design at a Swiss graduate design school. Becoming a
goldsmith and watch designer in the 80's consumed the next ten years
or so of my creative life and ended only through a return to working
with youths and small children in projects with the city of Zurich.
My interest in photography began about
20 years ago. I had always had a secret desire to become a painter,
but not trusting my abilities with a brush, I bought a camera instead
and began to train my eye to observe critically. Since many of my
creative interests have been developed through largely teaching
myself, photography was going to be no exception.
The photographic works found on my website
represent things that have been or are a part of my life…from
Monet through Klein(Franz)…Atget to Ghirri…and back
to Bach (of course).
I hope you enjoy them.