Bio and Artist Statement

I am a fine art photographer whose images (except for the documentary series taken in India) emphasize form and composition (lines, shapes, color, spatial relationships, etc), with the subject matter playing a secondary role but intended to add some emotive/social content. I am sometimes called a “reductionist” since I tend through camera techniques or post-processing to reduce the amount of information in the photo to the key visual information I am interested in emphasizing for the viewer (ergo the title of the current series as “SF Essentials”). When people appear in my photos, however, they are as seen--documentary. I process and print my own photos, archival prints, using digital technology and software (Lightroom and Photoshop).


2022--City of Danville, California Theatre Art Gallery--An SF Essentials photo was chosen by the juror for exhibition in the "Click" photography show

2021--Photo Place Gallery, Vermont--A Cultivated Landscapes photo (Palouse) was selected by the jurors for the "Quiet Landscape" gallery exhibition 

2022--Northern California Council of Camera Clubs ("N4C")--An India photo was selected by the jurors as Travel Photo of the Year 2021 among all 15 N4C camera clubs and all competition levels

2021--Northern California Council of Camera Clubs--An SF Essentials photo won Best of Best all categories, all levels for February 2021 among the winning images of the 15 N4C camera clubs

2018--12th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards--A sereies of 6 SF Essentials photos was selected by the jurors for a Fine Arts category Honorable Mention.

2017-2018—Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California—An SF Essentials photo was selected by jurors for exhibition in the Museum’s Statewide 2D Art Competition and Exhibition.

2107—Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California—An SF Essentials photo was selected by jurors for a group exhibition at the Center.

2014 & 2016—Center For Photographic Art, Carmel, California—Each of these years one of my photos was selected by the juror for inclusion in the Center’s online exhibition.

2014—Adore Chroma magazine—The Sea photos collection was selected for publication in the November 2014 issue of Adore Chroma (then sister magazine to the prominent Adore Noir) emagazine, with an artist interview.

2014—Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California--The Sea photo collection was selected for a Solo Show at the popular Art Center.

2014—Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California—A Wharf Reflections photo was included in the Patrons’ Show at the Art Center.

2014—Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery, San Ramon, California—Several Sea photos were included in a group show of The Camera Cabal (a salon and exhibition group of 11 Bay Area photographers of which I am a member).

2010—Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery, Livermore, California—solo show of vineyard photos.

2004-2014—participation in several group/two person shows in Walnut Creek, California and a small solo show in Berkeley, Caifornia.

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