Welcome to "Photographic Images", a portfolio of award-winning, limited edition, black-and-white photographs. Click on the pages in the navigation bar above to learn more about my background and my art; and to see portfolios of my work.
My interest in photography dates back to the mid-1950's when my father brought home one of the first Polaroid Land cameras. I was laid up with the whooping cough and he thought the camera would cheer me up. Well, as much as it might hurt to admit it, Dad was right. I still have that camera, and, to make a long story short, I've been making photographs ever since.
To name a few venues, in recent years I have exhibited my work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Sales and Rental Gallery, the Magidson Gallery in New York City, the Washington County Arts Council Gallery in Hagerstown, MD, the Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the Lancaster (PA) Museum of Art, and the Print Center in Philadelphia.
If you're in the Philadelphia area, you can see my work in the collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum at Ursinus College, at Rosemont College at Villanova University, and the Woodmere Art Museum. Other collectors include the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, PA, The Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ, the Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, Santa Fe, NM, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Also, my photographs have been published in "Camera Arts" magazine, "The Calumet Newsletter for Photographic Artists," and the "Antietam Review."
My photographs have been accepted into juried exhibits at the Berman Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, the University of Delaware, the Chautauqua Art Association in New York State, Villanova University, the Art Association of Harrisburg, and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, to name a few. And, my "Chappy Cabanas and Edgartown Light" photograph was on loan to the American Embassy in Kuwait, as part of the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program.
Much of my work focuses on the landscape of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, New Jersey Lighthouses, New Mexico, especially the many adobe churches to be found in the northern part of the state, Arizona and Nova Scotia. Also, I've returned to the studio -- the result is a series I call "White Flowers". To my delight, this work has evolved into a new found outlet for my emotions and creativity.
I invite you to visit the gallery pages of my web site using the links above. If you would like more information about my work, or, if you are interested in purchasing one of my photographs, please e-mail me using the form on my Contact page.
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