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I was 10 years old when I built my first darkroom, and
photography has been one of the great loves and influences on my life
Though I was accepted to Rochester Institute of Technology when I was 16,
lack of funds diverted me to Colorado
Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado,
for which I am deeply grateful.
There, in addition to 41 hours of professional photographic training from great
I also took white water rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, technical
desert survival, orienteering, cross-country and downhill skiing
classes. I became an outdoor adventurer.
Thus prepared for a
career working for Life or National Geographic,
the reality of the
sixties' cultural revolution crept into my consciousness.
Disillusioned by the pro-consumerism, anti-environmental bias of these magazines
and the toxic waste of the photographic industry, I
became a health food store worker and then a treeplanter.
Finally in the 80's I fell into a job as a ski photographer at
loosened my strict environmentalist attitude and pretty much haven't been without a camera ever since.
The ability to have
an infinite supply of film at virtually no cost,
the power of
do nearly impossible darkroom tricks at the click of a mouse
and my 60's computer skills made the transition to digital welcome and easy for me.
Most of my film work is still awaiting digitization,
so almost all of the work here is recent, some of it with cell cameras and simple point
and shoot cameras.
soon these pages
will reflect only my best work of the last 50 years. Until then, enjoy
what you see.
history, on to the work.
My very first Photoshop of my roommate Bianca Edmonds circa 1987
Independence pass 1987
Michael Stark kissing a fish he painted
Rose in Mom's garden
Moloka'i girl with Roseheart I taught her to make
Phillipo the Moloka'i Mute in Kaunakakai showing off his own sign
Catalpa Flower In Mom's backyard
Fale Lehua's pet chicken
Above and below early Photoshop 4 designs
Early use of find edges tool
Self portrait using leaf stamp
Boys fishing in Samana bay, R.D.
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