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 I wanted to know what “having a good eye” meant. So my daughter, perceptively, gave me a photography workshop as a retirement present. 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.
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
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, seven images
110 East Gallery, Delray Beach, FL, April 2011: invited participant in small-group show, six images
Observica Magazine, "The Secret Keeper," Fall 2021
Black & White Magazine, Cellphone Photo Award, "Marrakesh Orchard," September 2020 issue
Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Excellence Award, 6 images, August 2018 issue
Black & White Magazine, Single Image Award, "Laundry Day in Kotor," May 2017 issue
Black & White Magazine, Portfolio Merit Award, 3 images, February 2016 issue
Black & White Magazine, Single Image Award, "Enigma," August 2015 issue
Prizes and Awards:
Click! Photo Festival, "Five Friends at the Pool", displayed 8'x16' on billboard as first place winner in "Writ Large," Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC, October 2018,
Knoxville Arts & Culture League, "Enigma," Best in Show in ”Photo Knoxville,” June 2016
Atlanta Artists Center, "The Shell Seeker," First Prize in “Renewal,” January 2016
Atlanta Photography Group, "Enigma," First Prize in People’s Choice, “PushPin,” June 2015
Atlanta Artists Center, "On the Bridge," First Prize in “All Points of View,” May 2015
Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Paris, "Dubonnet," Juror’s Award of Merit, August 2012
Ocean Wave Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, "Dubonnet, "Best Still Life in “Impressive Images,” August 2011
Numerous other awards
Other Significant Exhibitions:
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2021, "Break Time"
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2018, "On the Bridge"
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2017, "Industrial Cathedral" and "Agribusiness Cathedral"
Atlanta Airport Rotunda, “[email protected]” show, September 2016, "Enigma" and "Vision"
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
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