I took my first photographs as a young child growing up in Coronado, a seaside town in southern California near San Diego, with a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye my father gave me. His enthusiasm for photography inspired me. Other cameras followed, and I often carried one with me, particularly whenever I traveled and, sometimes, during graduate studies in history at UCLA, in Israel, and at the University of Cambridge. I am particularly interested in macro photography, which captures overlooked details and explores miniature worlds hidden in ordinary objects, and in the relationship of color, light, shadow, form, perception, and imagination.
I have always enjoyed photographing water, especially the Pacific Ocean; horses and their riders; architecture and its abstract forms; and the expansive horizons of the American West. During Maryland’s recent snowy winters, I have focused increasingly on close-up photography and on experimenting with ways to capture the forms, colors, changing nature, and abstract qualities of ice and other forms of water.