Welcome to My Site and Portfolio
When starting to write my ‘bio’ I realized I haven’t been photographing all my life. I didn’t even own a camera until 1979, a Polaroid. I only have about 15 photos in my collection from that camera. Next was one of Kodak’s short lived cameras, (one whose name doesn’t come to mind), which I used during the early 1980’s, when my first four children were born. Being able to take photos was dependent upon my finances- film was a luxury, and those were few at that time.
Through the late 1980’s, having a simple autofocus 35mm wasn’t a problem. Anyone would work. Photos of the children’s events are scattered through our memory box- basic family photos.
In the meantime, the children grew up. Ryan, Hope & Aron were involved in photography through school, and chose old school, black & white film. Ryan enjoyed photographing his favorite bands, while Hope & Aron chose subjects unlike anything I’d ever seen for photography, like Hope’s ‘family portrait’ at Naval Pier in Chicago, of their feet, clad in Converse, lined up, with a ship in the background. I’ve photographed many subjects, but my love, is photographing live music. "Anyone can get a ‘picture of the band’, but my goal, is to get the shot that makes people gasp. Something, whether lighting, angle or focal point, that is unique."
My best & most honest reason for becoming a photographer- my children have basically grown. This gives me time to do what I want- to perfect something that I enjoy doing.