" I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea."
- Man Ray
I became seriously interested in photography when I acquired my first “good” camera in the late ‘60s and was attracted early on to photographic abstraction. I channeled my interest in architecture into shooting architectural abstractions while living in Iran from 1968-70. I accumulated an archive of over 100,000 images by the time I retired in 2014 to create art full time.
Most recently I have been creating photo-based digital compositions from either sections or the full-frame image of my photos. I have never been someone content to follow a familiar path for too long. I always look for a way to introduce alterations, new techniques, and new vision into my artistic explorations. Pushing the boundaries of photo editing software to create images with patterns from shapes and colors has become my passion.
I am an autodidact when it comes to photography but have an undergraduate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a PhD in Sociology from The University of Chicago. I am an artist member of the Providence Art Club and the Imago Gallery in Warren. My work has been exhibited in many of the art venues in our area winning numerous awards.
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