After my degree in BArch from Penn State in 1966, I served in Togo, Africa with the Peace Corps and then returned nine years later to work as a Senior Architect directly for the Nigerian Govenment in Lagos designing site plans for government staff housing. I spent twenty-five years practicing as a registered architect in four states back in the U.S., then switching to professional photography in 1990 during the recession, for fifteen years. I began with fine large 4x5 format architectural photography with a Sinar initially in combining both fields, but the architectural market was obviously weak and I gradually specialized in portraiture, my love since 1968. I did brochures, product photography, and then primarily fine weddings, anniversaries, families, seniors, executive and child photography. I am essentially retired now at age 70, but found that providing environmental portraiture in the verdant Pennsylvania Brandywine Valley of the Chadds Ford countryside and at Longwood Gardens ( http://www.longwoodgardens.org/
) proved so beautiful and complemented the studio work of so many aspiring models. It has always been my greatest pleasure to preserve these special moments for so many families...where portraits remain on their walls and mantles so many years later.
Some of my real portraiture, with my cute comments, is on my first MM site: http://www.modelmayhem.com/750
I DID do more than my collie Robbie, avatar. With a brand new film Mamiya 67 Pro II system with 100-200 and 180 lenses and two backs (one formerly belonging to Annie Leibovitz!), and all accessories, I am hoping to get up new fine portraits and home and landscape photos, as I continue to devote most of my time to my International Center for the Arts 1994 project.