I’ve added a Photography section to my website. Photography has always been a part of my life. As a child I discovered my uncles darkroom in the basement of my grandmothers house and spent years taking pictures with my fathers old Pentax 35mm camera. When I was in my early 20’s and working in bars I took a lot of black and white portraits of the characters who inhabited my dive bars. I always wanted to write a book about these people. So I was gathering pictures. Because I often had my camera with me I ended up taking a lot of pictures of friends as well. Most of them being musicians and models. I’ve always taken joy in capturing unique images that convey personality.
My Uncle gave me his old enlarger one year for Christmas and I set up a darkroom in my parents laundry room. The majority of my older pictures were developed in this dark room. I would dodge, burn and use different chemical formulas to make each photo unique.