"A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY"
I received my first camera for my 15th birthday more than half
a century ago. This simple Kodak Retina soon became a constant
companion for class excursions, sports events, camping trips and
a few years later even military service. In the 1960's a simple
dark room followed giving me the ability to work on an image from
composition to completion.
During a long career as a physician and health care manager the
passion for photography remained strong and became a welcome escape
from the stresses of a very hectic professional life. My career
took me to many distant corners of the world Africa, Israel,
Asia and Europe allowing me to combine work with the pleasure
and excitement of photography.
With passing years, my equipment became more sophisticated, color
photography supplemented the old black and white techniques and
over the last few years computerized enhanced photography uncovered
a plethora of new and exciting ways of artistic expression in
this wonderful medium.
After retirement from health care management several years ago
I started to pursue photography as my next full time career. I
love the beauty of nature, scenery, flowers, travel photography
and natural unposed and unsupervised pictures of chlidren at play.
I try to elicit the natural beauty of a subject and will subsequently
use my photo-lab technology to assist me in expressing my feelings
on it. I use traditional film and slides which I scan in order
to dreate computerized data files. Over the past couple of years
my interest in traditional black and white photogrpahy and the
old fashioned darkroom got rekindled. I have also recently started
to experiment with basic pin-hole cameras which I make out of
common day to day objects and with 19th century printing techniques
("alternative printing") - like cyanotype, Van Dyke