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        For almost 20yrs now, photography and traveling have been an important part of my life. As a boy, traveling came in the form of family vacations and Boy Scout camping trips. Now, I photograph to travel and I travel to photograph. I couldn't do one with out the other. For me, travel isn't about just going to a particular place-- it is the act of going.

        There is poem on the floor of the Providence, RI train station that I think sums up my feeling for travel and photography:
        I travel for travels sake,
        The great affair is to move,
        For my part, Travel not to go anywhere,
        But to Go

        Landscapes are my favorite style of photography. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I grow up in a rural community in central Pennsylvania. The landscape of every new place I visit gets contrasted in my mind with with that of Halifax, Pa. where I grew up.

        Now that I live in Boston, I'm photographing the small landscapes in a large city. I have started looking at shooting buildings in the same way as landscapes. I also find that when I travel on the commuter rail, I find myself gazing out the window in search of new landscapes to photograph.

        As time has passed and the photographs have accumulated, I have started looking at my work and tried to find ways to improve it. The photos on this site are the ones that I consider to be my best. They all have some meaning and special memories for me.



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All photographs are print in a traditional darkroom on Fuji Crystal Paper(color) or Ilford Paper(b+w). There has been no digital manipulation of photographs, but do to variations in printing and in scanning final prints may vary from the image on this web site.


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