Like many photographers, I got my first camera when I was about six years old; I loved making pictures and “had a good eye.”  But thereafter, my story diverges from that of most photographers. I was good at science and math in the time of Sputnik, so I became a physicist, got a PhD at Cambridge University in England, and spent a career as a university professor, dean, and vice president. Photography was a hobby that let me record my travels but not a passion.

When I retired from academe in 2008, I still loved making pictures, but wanted to know what “having a good eye” meant. So my daughter, perceptively, gave me a photography workshop as a retirement present. That’s when photography changed from a hobby to a passion. Since then, with help from some excellent mentors, I have developed my style and my portfolio. My works have been shown in solo shows at Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta and at the Vinings Public Library in Smyrna, as well as in other shows in Atlanta and around the country. In 2018, my portfolio of nine street portraits received Honorable Mention in the International Photo Awards Portfolio Contest and an Award of Excellence in the Black & White magazine Portfolio Competition; and my photo “Five Friends at the Pool” was displayed full-size, sixteen feet by eight feet, on a billboard as the winner of the “Writ Large” competition in the North Carolina Click! Photo Fest. 

I live and photograph in Atlanta, where I serve Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the region’s primary photography center, as chair of the Development Committee and as a member of its board and its Executive Committee. 

 

 


Solo Shows:

Vinings Public Library, Vinings, GA, July 2019: invited solo show of 22 images

Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA, October 2016: invited solo show of 22 images

West Wing Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, August 2011: invited solo show of 21 images

 

Invited Shows:

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, March 2020: invited participant in small-group show, five images;

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA, June 2018: invited participant in small-group show, five images

Artists Atelier, Atlanta, GA, January 2016: invited participant in small-group show, five images

Palm Beach Cultural Council Gallery, June 2012: invited participant in small-group show, 7 images

110 East Gallery, Delray Beach, FL, April 2011: invited participant in small-group show, six images

 

Published works:

Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Excellence Award, 6 images, August 2018 issue

Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Merit Award, 3 images, February 2016 issue

Black & White Magazine, Single Image Award, August 2015 issue

 

Prizes and Awards:

Click! Photo Festival, "Writ Large" show, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, October 2018, one image displayed 10'x20' on billboard as first place winner

Best in Show, Knoxville Arts & Culture League,”Photo Knoxville,” June 2016

First Prize, Atlanta Artists Center, “Renewal,” January 2016

First Prize, People’s Choice, Atlanta Photography Group, “PushPin,” June 2015

First Prize, Atlanta Artists Center, “All Points of View,” May 2015

Juror’s Award of Merit, Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Paris, August 2012

Best Still Life, “Impressive Images”, Ocean Wave Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, August 2011

Numerous other awards

 

Other Significant Exhibitions:

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2021, one image

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2018, one image
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2017, two images

Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2016, two images

Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, multiple shows

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, multiple shows

New York Center for Photographic Arts, multiple shows

Minneapolis Center for Photography, multiple shows

1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Dunwoody Fine Arts Association, Dunwoody, GA

 

Personal Background:

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee

BS in Physics, University of North Carolina; PhD, Cambridge University, England

Academic and administrative career (Professor of Physics; Dean of Science, Vice Provost, Vice President) at major universities (Iowa State University,, University of Georgia, SUNY Binghamton, and Florida Atlantic University)

Studied photography with Jack Wild, Margo Pinkerton, and Arnold Zann