I grew up in the Midwest, just outside of Cleveland, OH. And while I have spent most of my adult life on the East Coast, the real me still longs for the banks of the Cuyahoga. I've had a camera in my hand for a long time. I still occasionally use the Pentax I received for my 12th birthday in 1977. Like me (I hope) it's still going strong. While I have done paid freelance work in the past, the current iteration of my photographic journey is kind of all about me. Of course I love to share my photography with others, but it's really something I do for myself.
In my day job, the proverbial real world, I am an executive at a large professional services firm. I actually love what I do. I get to travel, work with really smart people and for the most part, I find it very rewarding. It pays the bills too, which isn't a bad thing. My real passion, however, and the thing that keeps me going, involves silver halide crystals seeing the light. It helps me see the light too. Someday, when I can barely press the shutter button and maybe not get out much, I plan to take up macro photogaphy. For now, I'm trying out everything else. While I currently split my time between New Jersey, NYC and Florida, like Chrissie Hynde, I may go back to my city soon.