I once found artistic expression as a landscape architect, seeking to reveal the beauty of the cultural imprints within any landscape.  My studies at Harvard University’s GSD (MLA ’89) and UConn (BS ’85), and professional experience (’89–’97) focused on vernacular landscapes, gardens, architecture, urban design, landscape art, horticulture, and natural environments.  The development of a mitochondria disorder in ’96, however, pulled me away from my profession.  The experience of coping with this disorder took most of my energy, leaving little if none for my profession as a landscape architect.

Despite the disability, photography is allowing me to express an enduring curiosity and passion for landscapes and architecture.  I realize that photography has always been a part of my work as a means to document landscapes and architecture important to my designs.  Now, I take photographs with an even more rigorous attention, as it is a joyful way to find a modicum of connection to the vocation I left behind.

 I realize the joy of photography comes from the act of discovery.  For me, it has evolved into a study of the compelling qualities inherent in the landscape, the building or the subject before me.  I often find an underlying purpose, or an enthralling composition, or boldness in an image.   This often leads to subjects in unexpected places, with not-so-obvious vantage points.  Ultimately, my hope is to discover the beauty that resides in the unique aspects of each environment, of each subject.