My formal training is in public health and soil science. Interest in early photographic processes and imagery followed by admiration of the work of contemporary pinhole photographers launched me into my photographic career in the 1980s, initially using self-made pinhole cameras to produce 8x10 inch photographic negatives, 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.