short biography - Updated March 31, 2010
I bought my first serious
camera when I was about 20 years old. I still have and use it. It is a Canon AE-1
35mm SLR. Well it
wasn't very long before I discovered women photograph well.
With the advent of
digital cameras I have recently rediscovered my love of photography. I got my first digital
camera in July of 2001 and shot my first model in September of 2001. Since then I have shot
hundreds of models. To my surprise many photographers and
models tell me my images are very good.
So, I gave myself 5 years
to build a web site and portfolio and eventually get back into this. Not for the
money but just because I love to do it.
This time around I am
taking it very seriously. I am actually studying how to take a good photo. I look at my old
photos and cringe. I realize that the more I learn the less I know. Just hope that
someday I can take images worthy of some commercial magazines.
I have been learning
Photoshop for the last 9 years. I believe that I am really good
at editing, I
can certainly erase any blemishes, tattoos and generally improve any
image. I teach digital editing techniques on a reqular basis at my
I feel that if you are
only taking pictures your only doing half a job. Today's photographers need to be able to edit as well as
photograph. If you think about it photographers have been doing the same thing in
darkrooms for years. Digital editing programs just make this a lot easier and available to
almost everyone. These programs are just a tool, as is a pencil. If you give a
pencil to 5 different people no one will draw the same picture.
I also shoot almost daily as a photo journalist/photographer for four
newspapers in NJ. I have recently sold images for DVD covers, Corporate
promotions, Greeting Cards and of course personal clients.
I live in Fanwood and my studio is closeby in Metuchen, NJ