In the late 70’s, while attending college in Providence, I had the good fortune of taking a couple of introductory photography courses at the Rhode Island School of Design. There I learned my way around a B&W darkroom and the basics of composition. I lost focus on my photography through years of raising a family and running a business, but when I volunteered to spend a week documenting a cross country bike race in 2009, my passion was rekindled. I was amazed at the freedom a digital camera gave me to easily control the whole life cycle of a photo. I haven’t done any work in a darkroom for years, but those early lessons in bringing out the best of a negative onto paper are still with me, as is my love for a beautiful print. I am a Midwesterner by birth and upbringing, but I’ve lived in Atlanta since 1981, when I ventured south to further my education and pursue a career. I still can’t say I’m a Southerner, but I do now call the Georgia my home, and much of the work I do touches on the themes of southern rural and urban landscapes.