I began shooting black and white photographs just as most amateur photographers used to, so that I could develop my own negatives and prints. It wasn’t until around the mid 1980’s that I began to get very serious with my black and white work. I shot mostly in 35mm and Medium format at the time. By about 1990, I began to photograph in black and white using a view camera and the Zone System.
Between 1996 and 2000, I didn’t do much in the way of photography. I finally pulled all my equipment out of storage and began to make some more photographs. Then in 2000, I was able to purchase a much lighter camera, the Toyo VX125b. Since all of my necessary large format equipment can be packed into a medium sized backpack, It allows me to pack my camera equipment into locations much easier than the other camera I was using.
You will notice a lot of my black and white photographs with have religious overtones. Religion has played an important part in my life and I like to try and capture religious icons on film.