I started taking pictures when I was 10 years old and have never stopped. I have almost every camera I have ever owned.
My first job in commercial photography was as a photographic assistant at Promotional Arts Studio, located at 100 East Ohio in Chicago. It’s difficult to imagine a large commercial studio just a half block from Michigan Ave today.
After spending a year at Promotional Arts Studio I suffered from “swatch fever,” acquired from spending all day photographing fabric swatches for Sears. Coming to the conclusion that this environment and I were not meant for each other I left my job and Chicago to travel. When I returned I became a freelance photo assistant.
Specializing in advertising and location photography I developed my own client base and in 1976 opened my own studio. Over the years I have worked for most of the major advertising agencies and corporations.
I am fascinated by the empty urban landscape. I have spent years chronicling early Sunday mornings around Chicago.
By the way, as fate would have it, I still photograph a swatch every now and then.