I’ve always been curious as to why and how a work of art—whether it be writing, photography, painting, sculpture, music, etc—moves one. So, in graduate school (Queens College of CUNY and Teachers Colllege of Columbia University), I enrolled in several courses that dealt with aesthetics—film as art, aesthetics of communication, aesthetics in education, experimental photography, literary criticism, history of photography, and several others. Despite the courses and practicing one of the arts, I don’t think I’ll ever fully understand the magic of art—whether as a viewer, reader, listener, or as an artist.
I’ve been photographing since I was young. It’s only in the latter part of my life that I have been pursuing artistic aspects of photography.
My photos appear in several publications as well as various Long Island fine-art shows and galleries where I have won several awards.
Before engaging photography as art, I taught communications full-time at Nassau Community College, I was a writer-photographer for the Maryland Department of Transportation, a multi-media program designer at Queens College, and a writer-photographer for Pan American Airways. For three summers during my teaching employment, I taught sailing as an island skipper for Sail Caribbean Voyages. I also sailed to Central America one winter, traveled to Spain a few times, and freelance wrote for boating magazines.