I first dabbled in the world of serious photography while taking courses that led to a BA in fine arts (painting and drawing). I was interested in the work of photo realist painters – Robert Bechtle, Joseph Raffael, etc., and began taking photos with a Minolta SRL to use as material for my paintings. Along the way I lost interest in making photo realist art, and photography with it. After a period of pursing an advanced degree in art, I returned to engineering (my prior avocation), and only delved into the making of art sporadically.
Over the past several years my interest in photography was renewed, due in no small part to the emergence of digital capture and printing. Having mostly retired from the world of engineering, I now devote a great deal of my time to photography.