I've been fooling around with cameras and the photographic process since high school. My buddy Allan Seymour and I bought Speed Graphic 4X5 press cameras when we were 17. A retiring photographer was selling a complete darkroom. We bought it. But, learning photography in the late 50s was not easy. There were no workshops, no classes, just the instructions that came with the film and chemicals. We learned by making mistakes.
Eventually, Allan and I mastered the process well enough to earn money from making photographs. Allan went on to become a professional photographer and later a successful filmmaker and video producer with his wife Sally. I incorporated my photography into the stories I wrote and became a photojournalist.
To learn more about photograophy, I launched a summer school for photographers. What I thought would be but a few summers, turned into 35 year career as The Directror of The Maine Photographic Workshops, which became a film school, than a college. The Workshops was an international conservatory for the world's storytellers and imge-makers. Now, I'm back to photojournalism, and using my cameras to stories. Click on any image to see a larger selection of my photography.