I'm a story teller with a camera. I imply intensity with a visual medium. My photos are intended to get your attention: to make you think about the captured subject matter.
My work with a camera began with my love of drag bikes when I started racing them in 1981. When I started going to the drag strip in April of that year, I captured my first images of motorcycle drag racing and filed my first story and photos of drag racing with the Motorcyclist's Post, a New England Regional publication. This began my drag racing and the coverage of the sport during the 1980's.
In the 1990's as my participation in the sport increased, so too did my coverage of the sport and I became more serious about my photography of drag racing. I bought my first good 35mm camera in 1993 and became immersed in journalism without any formal schooling. I started freelancing for magazines as both a photographer and writer doing a lot of work for regional and national motorcycle magazine publications like American Iron, Quick Throttle, The Motorcyclists Post and Motorcycle Performance magazine.
In 1993 I after being laid off as a welder one too many times, I began freelancing full time. In getting serious about a new vocation, I enrolled in the New England School of Photography in 1997 and graduated their professional Applied Program in June of that year. This began my entry into the art world.
That summer I hosted my first Art exhibition, "Reflections of Laconia" at the Belknap Mill, in Laconia, NH. The solo show, which hung during the month of Bike Week, was a big hit and the gallery invited me back again the following year. In 1998, I completed a second exhibition with the Mill, and moved on with my work.
My freelance work continued in earnest until 2001. That same year I produced a solo gallery show as an honored Alumnus at the New England School of Photography in their Gallery 1 area located in Kenmore Square in Boston.
Life and its necessities pulled me away from my art during the year 2001 and my inevitable return to the calling hit me in 2012, when I decided to retire from motorcycle drag racing competition to focus on my photography. This was also the year that I purchased my first digital SLR camera and began acclimating to the digital world.
My growth as a photographer advanced exponentially in October of 2015, when I embraced the Canon product line and started concentrating on motorsports photography full time. Magazines such as Drag Illustrated, Iron and Air, Motorhead Magazine, Competition Plus, Drag Racing On-line, DRAGBIKE.COM, Cycledrag.com, Girls N Garages, The Motorcyclist’s Post, and Quick Throttle magazine have all published my photographs.
My solo gallery show "Art of Racing 1" held the focus to present to the public the speed and beauty found in “the art of racing.” The original show hung in the Canon Gallery of Hunt Photo and Video in Melrose Massachusetts from December 10th, 2016 through January 10th, 2017. A collaborative show, "Art of Racing II" is currently in the works as of January of the year 2020.