As a contract journalist with Life Magazine, I had access to many well known fine art photographers in the 1960s. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with the art form. My early work quickly attracted the attention of many of the professioinals I knew. Encouragement led to more work and eventually my work was shown galleries alongside greats like Wynn Bullock, Ansel Adams, and many others.
When Life Magazine published its last issue in 1971, my creative life got rearranged. Although I still had a deep passion for photography, the practice began to slip away from me as demand on my time was in other directions. I eventually drifted to a career in business as a corporate executive and later as a design and communication principal in one of the nation's largest design and identity agencies. My life was still centered on creative work, but more commercial in nature.
Fast forward 35 years, and I was finally able to reconnect with my deepest passion. Art galleries and exhibits became my second home once again. Then in 2010, I relocated to a Sisters, Oregon as manager of Sisters Gallery & Frame Shop. So far, my creative work and the gallery have been a great match.