first camera was a Minolta 101 that I used to record my tour of duty
in Viet Nam.
war through the lens of a camera afforded me an unyielding eye, though
my photography is not documentation or a straight retention of a moment.
Rather, I try to invoke a mood. My pictures often depict places of
transition - doors, walkways, the movement of the city at night. Though
these places hold their own energy, the life of the moment is really
captured through the harmony, and disharmony, of color and black and
I try to capture the singular experience of life, finding extraordinary
beauty in the weather beaten, tired, and irrational scenes of existence
Today the 101 is gone replaced by a Cannon 5D II.