I am a landscape and cityscape photographer based in Chicago, IL.
My love of art began at a very early age and was inspired in many ways by my fluency in both French and English as well as my musical proficiency in orchestra and band. At age fourteen I became an Eagle Scout. Nature, Camping, Astronomy, and Forestry were merit badges that contributed to my love of nature and landscape, while my bugle merit badge drove me to play trumpet in my high school band and beyond. I still perform with a local orchestra to this day as well as practice my French language skills online every day. Photography was out there on the horizon.
Over the years I studied various art forms related to architecture, advertising and photography. I incorporated these skills into my career as a business owner and architectural sales representative. But somehow I knew that someday - photographic art, language and music would be at the forefront of my daily routines - some day. Digital photography peaked my interest in the early 2000’s and provided the incentive to invest in equipment and more education.
Today, I am semi-retired. I have traveled to Europe, West Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, Alaska, and most of the United States over the years. My camera became a source of great pleasure and satisfaction during all of those voyages. I continue to edit many of the photos from those trips and enjoy sharing the memories with my wife beyond our fifty years of marriage. Photos and travel also played a very important part in our lives as I transitioned to becoming a caregiver. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease four years ago. That is why I have committed to contribute a percentage of my earnings to the Alzheimer’s Association in its effort to find a cure for this debilitating disease.
Since that time we continue to travel together on photography trips and make the most of the time we have enjoying our children and grandchildren.
My photography journey continues to be fun and rewarding in so many ways.