BIOGRAPHY

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After the Military, I moved to Boston and was accepted into Boston University School of Public Communication. I graduated with a degree in photojournalism. While I was at BU, I meet and took art classes from a fine art photographer named Carl Chiarenza.  He was part of a group of young photographers doing abstract subjects. He encouraged me to keep shooting. I bought myself my first Nikon while at BU.  I was also introduced to macro photography.

After graduation, In the height of the anti-war days, Genevieve and I moved out of the city to a farm house in southwestern Maine, living with a group of young men and women in a communal lifestyle. We stayed there for 3 years, from there we migrated to New Mexico, where social change was practiced, The new age. We had our children there. I was shooting both B&W and color slides and film. I had my own darkroom, taking lots of pictures, but also learning to be a carpenter, I needed to make a living.

After 10 years we moved back to New England to be closer to my recently widowed dad and easier access to France where Genevieve’s family lives. Genevieve began her career as a Hospice nurse and I became the stay at home dad, doing small carpentry jobs, while the kids were in school. I gradually became busier as a carpenter and soon a building business unfolded. I always had a camera around, but working as a builder took front row center.  I settled for a digital point and shoot. I tried many different cameras, but was always a bit frustrated with the wait time and the inability to compose.

Finally, the DSLR became affordable for me and I got a Nikon D80, which I upgraded to a D90 a few years later, then again to the D7000, and now a full frame D750, “the cream of cream”. I still do my carpentry work, but I spend every day doing some sort of photo work, be it printing, learning or photographing. It is my passion, I feel at ease inside my viewfinder, it pacifies, relaxes and rejuvenates me.

I have always been more of a rural photographer, Landscapes, waterscapes and nature subjects. Although, I do take my share of portraits and animals. I enjoy the “sweet light” of the early mornings and late afternoons the best. The world is dynamic and richer then. Lately, I have been working with isolating details in nature.

I love the rich colors of flowers, the reflections in the local streams, the fields and the forest. Working more with placing a subject in an empty frame. Using depth of field to limit background busyness allowing existing colors to be blurred, complementing the subject.

I am part of Art in the Park in Keene NH and the Dublin NH Art Tour.

I have a studio in my house in Harrisville, which I open to the public in the fall and winter months or by appointment.

143 Nelson Road

Harrisville, NH

(603) 827-3640

Continued…

After the Military, I moved to Boston and was accepted into Boston University School of Public Communication. I graduated with a degree in photojournalism. While I was at BU, I meet and took art classes from a fine art photographer named Carl Chiarenza.  He was part of a group of young photographers doing abstract subjects. He encouraged me to keep shooting. I bought myself my first Nikon while at BU.  I was also introduced to macro photography.

After graduation, In the height of the anti-war days, Genevieve and I moved out of the city to a farm house in southwestern Maine, living with a group of young men and women in a communal lifestyle. We stayed there for 3 years, from there we migrated to New Mexico, where social change was practiced, The new age. We had our children there. I was shooting both B&W and color slides and film. I had my own darkroom, taking lots of pictures, but also learning to be a carpenter, I needed to make a living.

After 10 years we moved back to New England to be closer to my recently widowed dad and easier access to France where Genevieve’s family lives. Genevieve began her career as a Hospice nurse and I became the stay at home dad, doing small carpentry jobs, while the kids were in school. I gradually became busier as a carpenter and soon a building business unfolded. I always had a camera around, but working as a builder took front row center.  I settled for a digital point and shoot. I tried many different cameras, but was always a bit frustrated with the wait time and the inability to compose.

Finally, the DSLR became affordable for me and I got a Nikon D80, which I upgraded to a D90 a few years later, then again to the D7000, and now a full frame D750, “the cream of cream”. I still do my carpentry work, but I spend every day doing some sort of photo work, be it printing, learning or photographing. It is my passion, I feel at ease inside my viewfinder, it pacifies, relaxes and rejuvenates me.

I have always been more of a rural photographer, Landscapes, waterscapes and nature subjects. Although, I do take my share of portraits and animals. I enjoy the “sweet light” of the early mornings and late afternoons the best. The world is dynamic and richer then. Lately, I have been working with isolating details in nature.

I love the rich colors of flowers, the reflections in the local streams, the fields and the forest. Working more with placing a subject in an empty frame. Using depth of field to limit background busyness allowing existing colors to be blurred, complementing the subject.

I am part of Art in the Park in Keene NH and the Dublin NH Art Tour.

I have a studio in my house in Harrisville, which I open to the public in the fall and winter months or by appointment.

 

143 Nelson Road

Harrisville, NH

(603) 827-3640