I have been playing Rock and Roll and Popular music since 1958. I played with many different local groups and have appeared around the country in acts as small as a single and as large a 13 piece horn band. Most recently I have been working with The Sound Haus Band consisting of myself on guitar and vocals, Charles Spinks on drums, Ronnie Farmer on lead guitar, Dave Wise on guitar, and Ed Burnett on bass. If you would like to hear the Sound Haus Band, please click here.
I have been pressing camera shutters since around 1954 when my folks gave me a Brownie Hawkeye. I have one like it today and it still takes good pictures. I can fit 120 type film in it and it works just fine.
Most of my gallery work is done with a Canon DSLR. I shot some with a Sigma 105mm lens and a few with a digital pinhole lens from Lenox Laser in Maryland. I believe they made one of the first ones for me to work with the Canon. I had to return the first one as the pinhole diameter needed tweaking. The focus was way too soft. In the Spring of 2015 I switched over to an Olympus OMD-5 Mk II mirror-less camera. It is so much smaller and lighter and gives me everything the Canon DSLR 60D offers.
All of my Gallery work printing has been done in Atlanta by Digital Arts Studio. Barry Glustoff and the rest of the team are experts in giclée printing and the work they produce is stunning on archival, museum quality paper. They also print on metal, ceramics and almost any other material you can print on.
Besides its original association with IRIS prints, the word giclée has come to be associated with other types of inkjet printing including processes that use fade-resistant, archival inks (pigment-based), and archival substrates primarily produced on Canon, Epson, HP and other large-format printers. These printers use the CMYK color process but may have multiple cartridges for variations of each color based on the CcMmYK color model (such as light magenta and light cyan inks in addition to regular magenta and cyan); this increases the apparent resolution and color gamut and allows smoother gradient transitions. A wide variety of substrates is available, including various textures and finishes such as matte photo paper, watercolor paper, cotton canvas, or artist textured vinyl.
I do not pretend to be a master photographer. I shoot things that interest me, like my guitars and those of my friends, and I enjoy nature. I hope you enjoy what is here.