I was born in the late Fifties to a family of Southern California artists. Both parents had been fine professional photographers, my father covering the last battles of the Pacific War as a U.S. Army combat photographer while my mother documented the wartime nightlife in Los Angeles. At the time of my birth my father was an international civil servant working in rural development in Mexico, who then took the family all over the world. Both parents remained serious photographers and passed the love of their art to me, along with a hefty dose of good technique, first in the camera, then in the darkroom.

I spent my twenties working with the classic combination of 35mm Kodak Tri-X film and Agfa Brovira paper. In my thirties I set off on my own world wide adventure as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. I returned to photography on the Saigon River in the late Nineties with a pocket film camera, then did street photography in Haiti with the first generation of digital cameras that were both effective photographic tools and affordable. I also started working with stitched panoramic photography.

In 2012 I had a full frame digital camera modified to shoot infrared , longer wavelength light, invisible to the human eye. Good results followed a lengthy shakedown period, first in Hong Kong and then in Kathmandu. I continue to shoot color, and don't limit myself it terms of subject matter, but these days the perponderance of my work is infrared land-and-city-scapes with a hefty dose of found still life.

My wife Julee in I live on a boat moored on The Waterfront in in Washington DC.