Photography has always been a feeling of love. Similar to a love one would have toward their
spouse or significant other. It’s a love that is personal. She has the same wants, needs,
desires and emotions as a person does.
When she’s happy, loving and adorable, I can see incredible forms, abstracts, scenics, etc. It
is a wonderful feeling.
If she’s mad – she’s very mad. She can be very cold and quiet. The shutters of the equipment
(her eyes) remain quiet, staring at me. Then one morning after a while, I will look at her and
all is forgiven. We will work together as one, that is until I get her mad again.
When I attended Cypress College, in the 70s, I had excellent instructors - one who clearly
stands out as an influence in learning and a friend of over 30 years. His name is David Drake.
There are two long time friends whose friendship has stood the test of time, John C. Woods
and Jack Wilhite.
I got to meet Ansel Adams several times at his home in Carmel, California. He had an
incredible wealth of knowledge. At the same time, I got to know Brett Weston. Getting to
know Brett as a person and friend was a great inspiration. I even had the opportunity to
photograph with him at Point Lobos. I’m finally beginning to understand his drive and love for
Photography is like a personal relationship. There’s a lot of work and emotional effort but the
rewards outweigh any turmoil it creates. I couldn’t give up photography anymore than I could
give up my marriage. My best friend and biggest supporter of my work is my wife, Penny. She
is the driving force in all things I do. No challenge is too large for us to conquer.
I have had exhibits in various galleries throughout Texas, New Mexico and California. I have
had the pleasure to have works hang in galleries at Foto Fest, Houston, Texas. I am a member
of The Royal Photographic Association, London – England, Irving Art Center, Irving, Texas and
Dallas Arts Revue, Dallas, Texas.