Capturing Light

Photography offers a way to not only record my life and times but also capture the essence of people, places, things and events that interest me.

I began capturing light at age 11 when I got my first camera. I started taking photos then and have never stopped. As I was growing up, my father, an amateur photographer, often took color slides or home movies of our family. When I grew interested in photography, he set up a darkroom in our basement and taught me how to develop black-and-white film and make prints. His encouragement and financial support helped spark my passion, and I owe him a debt of gratitude.

Over the years I have done a variety of photography, including commercial, forensic, advertising, public relations, portraits, travel and sports. My work has appeared in alumni publications, annual reports, yearbooks, websites and publications such as the Detroit News, the Detroit Free Press, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Tampa Tribune, (Minor League Baseball), Albuquerque Journal, Topps baseball cards, the Philadelphia Phillies Magazine,the Palm Beach Post, the Bradenton Herald, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Baseball America, Florida Trend Magazine, the Philadelphia Phillies magazine, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, the Michigan Catholic, the Lakeland Ledger, the Winter Haven News Chief, the Polk County Democrat, Inside Polk Magazine, the Palatka (Fla.) Daily News, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the University of Michigan Wolverine, the Greeley (Colo.) Tribune, Dodge County (Ga.) News, Miami Dade College Alumni Magazine, Hereford World magazine, Prospects 1500, the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Annual, the Ellensburg (Wash.) Daily Record,the (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News, and the books “Baseball in Savannah,” “A Brief Peculiar History of Detroit,” “Baseball Fantography: A Celebration in Snapshots and Stories from the Fans,” and “5,000 Ways You Know You’re From Detroit.”

I have served as staff photographer for Lakeland Local and the Lakeland Magic and as official photographer for the Florida State League. A number of my photos of Tiger Stadium in Detroit belong to the permanent collection at the Baseball Reliquary in Pasadena, Calif.

Clients have included the Lakeland Economic Development Council, Polk State College, the Florida State League, Leaf Trading Cards, the City of Lakeland, the University of Kentucky, Central Florida Ag News, Winter Haven Economic Development Council, NuJak Companies, the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, the Douthit Company, the Lakeland Flying Tigers, La Porta Rossa Restaurant, Platform Art, Newark Academy, Lorrie Walker Communications, Marygrove College, Thomas Marketing USA, Patio850 Restaurant, the Watson Clinic Foundation, Kingston Partners, the Scott Morris Band, CE Design, University of California San Diego, the Brian Sutherland Trio, WellDyne, Premiere Realty Network, Greater Refuge Temple, the Chris Walker Band, St.John Neumann Catholic Church, Two Men and A Truck, Lakeland High School, and Harrison School for the Arts.

I belong to the National Press Photographers Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.