Seeing an image slowly develop in the foggy, red light of a darkroom triggered my passion for photography. That may sound strange, coming from a traditionalist with a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.
It was magical. It captured my imagination, awakened an unfulfilled creative urge. Satisfying that need to create, lead me to build my own darkroom. Those hours and hours of photographic experimentation in the darkroom lead me to appreciate even more the opportunities for creative exploration that came with the digital cameras and Photoshop.
This passion has lead me to travel around the world taking photographs and attending workshops by some of the greatest photographers of our time: Ansel Adams, George Tice, Ruth Bernhard and others. I was privileged to meet Brett Weston in his home in Carmel where he developed his stunning images. Perhaps my ultimate photographic experience was having dinner with Ansel and Virginia Adams in both their Yosemite and Carmel homes.
The passion has lead to memories: from darkroom to the digital age, accounting to creative expression, from India to Yosemite,  Peru to Irving, TX. Perhaps that is what photography is all about … capturing memories. 
ORGANIZATIONS
Texas Photographic Society
Texas Professional Photographers Association
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2010    Irving Arts Center, solo exhibition, Images of India | Irving Arts Center, Irving Texas 
2011    Irving Arts Center, Members’ Show | Juried Exhibition | Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
2012    Irving Arts Center, Members’ Show | Juried Exhibition | Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
2013    McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Members’ Show | MAC, Dallas, Texas
2013    New Texas Talent Exhibition | Juried Exhibition | Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014    Dallas Morning News Amateur Photographer of the Year Contest |Juried Exhhibition
2015    Texas Photographic Society 24: The International Competition Exhibition | Dr. David L. Coleman Juror
2015    Texas Photographic Society 28th Annual Members’ Only Show | Keith Carter Juror                  
2015    New Texas Talent Exhibition | Juried Exhibition | Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas 
2016    Texas Photographic Society | Foto Texas 2016 | Dan Burkholder Juror | Brazos Gallery, Richland College 
             Dallas, Texas | October 21 thru November 11, 2016
2017    Texas Photographic Society 30th Annual Members: Only Show | Malcom Daniel Juror, Curator of
             Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas            
2017    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Projected Image Contest | August 2017 | First Place
2017    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Projected Image Contest | September 2017 | Third Place
2017    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Projected Image Contest | October 2017 | Honorable Mention
2017    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Projected Image Contest | December 2017 | First Place
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Monochrome Print Contest | February 2018 | First Place
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Annual Awards for 2017-2018 | Guy Reynolds Juror, Photo Editor of the Dallas                      Morning News                                                                                                                                            
              J.J. Spurlock Award for Creative Portraiture | First Place
             The Marge Dance Award for Contemporary Images | First Place
             The Milton J. Rudick Travel Image Award | First Place
             Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Monochrome Print | First Place
             Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Projected Image | First Place 
2018     Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Color Print Contest | May 2018 | First Place
2018    Center for Photographic Art Members' Juried Exhibition | Charles Cramer Juror | Carmel, California
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Monochrome Print Contest | June 2018 | First Place
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Color Print Contest | June 2018 | First Place
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Color Print Contest | July 2018 | First Place
2018    Dallas Camera Club | Advanced Monochrome Print Contest | July | First Place


                                           

                     
                                 

            

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