I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin but transplanted to Kentucky in the mid 1960's. My father was a Tool & Die Engineer and my mother was a Registered Nurse. I think my interest in science and technology comes from both of them. Our family has a rich outdoor heritage reaching back into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the woods of northern Wisconsin. It is from this that I have a love for the wonder and beauty of nature. For me, there are few things in nature more beautiful than birds and I love the challenge of being able to capture them with artistic flare and in great detail.
I graduated from High School in 1974, attended Western Kentucky University with a double major in Biology and Chemistry. Following that I was accepted at The University of Louisville School of Medicine. I received an MD degree in 1981 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1984. I became Board Certified in Internal Medicine in 1984 and opened a practice in Campbellsville Kentucky where I have lived and worked ever since.
My photographic pursuits started while in medical school with a Minolta XD11 35mm film camera and a make shift darkroom in a bathroom. I wound my own film from bulk and developed, enlarged and printed B&W images. Some of these still are on the wall today. My interest in digital has only been a few years now but I feel that I have made progress up the learning curve and I have started this site to share some of my images with anyone who might be interested.