22 imagesArt photography has always been a passion of mine. This gallery contains some of my favorite images from 25 years in the Michiana area, seven years in North Central West Virginia, and visits to other places.
19 imagesAs a photojournalist for newspapers in the Michiana area for more than 20 years, I practiced the art of documentary and straight photography. The digital age of photography has evolved back and forth for me. When I first started shooting digital photographs in the early 2000's, I attempted to practice straight photography even though the quality of images was poor in the beginning with a magenta or yellow cast being part of the equation until cameras soon started to become much better. I started putting some of my fine arts background into a different gear at about the same time the Great Recession was building steam. Late winter nights found me attempting to create abstracts that I thought might have some aesthetic value. I began to call these digital manipulations "Extremities" as I was taking the manipulation of the images to the extreme, much like the economy was being taken to the extreme by the weight of the Great Recession. I then learned the joys of creating vintage, antique, and other digital photographs using Photoshop. I'm now back to loving the potential that new cameras have for capturing beautiful straight imagery. I look forward to whatever the future of photography might bring.