I have studied photography from traditional black and white and color, through alternative and experimental techniques to the digital image. From the photographic moment to the final image, each step is part of the creative process. Whether it is choosing the right camera, using traditional or digital techniques, the importance of each decision made along the way is revealed in the image created.
Whether traditional, digital or a hybrid of the two, I find the fascination and attraction of each image lies within the composition of light, line, form and texture.
On a personal note, I live, teach and continue to explore the photographic image in a far northwest suburb of Chicago with my loving wife, where we have built and enjoy an energy efficient geothermal home on two plus acres of wooded land.
SELECTED LIST of EXHIBITS and GALLERIES
Starline Gallery, Harvard, Illinois McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois Soho Myriad Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia Northwestern University Settlement CCT Gallery, Chicago, Illinois National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois Chicago Botanic Gardens, Images of Harvest, Glencoe, Illinois Deer Path Art Gallery, Lake Forest, Illinois Millennial Images, Bradley University, Peoria Illinois Excalibur, Chicago, Illinois Robert Allen Gallery, San Francisco, California Quad Cities Botanical Center, Rock Island, Illinois Illinois Artisan Shop, Chicago, Illinois Millennium Art Gallery, Libertyville, Illinois Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, Illinois Exposures Gallery, Libertyville, Illinois Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri ISIS Gallery, Notre Dame, Indiana Goshen College Art Gallery, Goshen, Indiana University of Notre Dame Art Gallery, Notre Dame, Indiana Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, Illinois University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio Dovetail Gallery, Carbondale, Illinois CORPORATE and PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Cohn Restaurant Group, California Four Seasons, Palm Beach, Florida Sherman Hospital, Elgin, Illinois Siesta Key Hyatt, Sarasota, Florida Orlando World Center, Orlando, Florida Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Skokie, Illinois Kraft Foods Incorporated, Glenview, Illinois Novell Corporation, Palo Alto, California St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Illinois Kemper Insurance Companies, Long Grove, Illinois AAR, Wood Dale, Illinois Intentia, Rosemont, Illinois Lake Villa District Library, Lake Villa, Illinois William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
Master of Fine Arts, Photography, University of Notre Dame Bachelor of Science, Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University Associate of Arts, Commercial Graphic and Design, Southern Illinois University