The continuity of my life is hard for me to understand, much less explain. Inspiration has come from diverse people: I credit (blame) Arnold Newman, Franz Lanting, Ansel Adams and Eddie Adams for my divergence from a successful 9-5 job into something less secure.
Aside from the fear of death, the fear of losing memory motivates me to take images. And when my internal storage drive was getting full, I had kids.
from the events in your life that brought you here. You may discover what makes a person like yourself (and I hope you do like yourself) enjoy the things that you do.
Images have been published worldwide for 30 years, 3 days and 4 hours. They have been exhibited in museums and galleries on 4 continents, 3 planets and 1 asteroid.
I have been based in Alaska since 1983 (can't see Russia from my house, though) and travel throughout the universe looking for unique connections. Images have appeared on ABC, NBC, PBS and affilliates. I teach classes in Media Ethics, Digital Darkroom and Photography at a University of Alaska satellite campus.
One of my lifelong pursuits involves documenting the limits of compassion between species, and the bonds created within and between differing cultures.
Sometimes our desire to be politically correct or objective creates distance in our personal interactions. My hope is that images can close this gap by connecting us personally, locally and globally.
And that every image motivates us, in some way, to "follow the light inside".
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