I live and work in the small, out-of-the-way island town of Cedar Key, off the northern part of the Gulf Coast of Florida. My passion is photographing the working men and women of this community, with emphasis on those who make their living from Gulf.
The work featured here represents a very small portion of my photographs. I have concentrated on making prints available from my photographs featured in the Smithsonian's The Way We Worked exhibit currently on display in our Arts Center.
Cedar Key has been my home for over 30 years. Every once in a while we have lived in Tallahassee, Florida because somebody in the family was attending University.
About 20 years ago, I received my MFA from FSU and subsequently taught art and photography at the university both in Tallahassee and Florence, Italy. Earlier this year my wife received her PhD in Art Therapy from the university, and while we were there I managed the Art Department's Darkroom and also thought a photo class.
Now that we are back home in Cedar Key, I am again going out on the Gulf whenever I get a chance and photographing our clam farmers at work.