My background is in dentistry, public health, and soil science. Interest in early photographic processes and imagery followed by admiration of the work of pinhole photographer/printmaker Sarah VanKeuren launched me into my photographic career in the 1980s, initially using self-made large format pinhole cameras, then transitioning to various format lens cameras. I derive much satisfaction in the hands-on nature of conventional photographic image making, having always processed my own black-and-white film and produced toned silver-gelatin prints. An initial rapturous interest in landscape has shifted over time to portraiture, abstraction, and most recently to a more formal, ironic vision of our suburban environment.