I was born in 1948 and grew up in a small town in the midwestern part of America. I attended 2 yrs of college, majoring in fine arts where I did abstract painting and discovered I was interested in sculpture. I was drafted into the Army for two years, and four years after that I went back to college for another two years. I do not have a graduate degree. After I left college in 1977 I moved to a city looking for work in the graphics industry. Over about the next three years I taught myself 35mm black and white developing and printing and how to shoot with a 4x5 camera. In 1980 I opened a small photo studio, doing largely 4x5 product photography and 35mm model composites. In around 1990 I took a job as Art Director for a company which was switching from drawing tables to Mac computers for their graphics. I worked for another company after that doing retouching in photoshop. In 1993 I began to freelance again but this time using an Apple, Mac IIci instead of a drawing table. I stopped doing photography in about 1996 and didn’t pick up a camera again until 2014. Since then I have been doing photography as a hobby. Most of what I shoot is nature, some of it abstract and some of it hopefully accurate representations of nature.