I began taking photos with a Pentax K-1000 in 1981 before digital photography became commonplace. Using just a built in light meter, I learned the science and art of photography quickly as film processing and printing was expensive. I was fortunate that one of my closest friends from college; a chemistry major at West Virginia University was also an avid photographer and gave me a strong foundation. After 35+ years he is still my consultant and close friend, in fact if you book a wedding more than likely he will be a second photographer!
As a retired music teacher and guitarist for over 40 years, one of my favorite things to do is photograph jazz musicians. If you go to the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy in Pittsburgh, you’ll see over 50 of my images of the musicians who have performed there. I am currently working on a calendar and photo book “Jazz Nights in Pittsburgh” which I hope to publish soon. Thank you for taking the time to look at my images and web site.