Photo: Doug Rosenoff

I have been actively photographing for over 50 years, full time since retiring from a long career in scientific software and control systems. While largely self-taught, I formally studied photography at the Keenan Center for the Arts in Lockport NY, privately with Russell Drisch in Buffalo NY, at Bellevue Community College, privately with Nick Hansen in Seattle, at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, and at the Coupeville Center for the Arts.​

 

​​My heroes are the great humanist photographers; Helen Levitt, Peter Turnley, Edoard Boubat, Milton Rogovin, ... and especially Willy Ronis and Robert Doisneau.

 

Like my heroes, I am much more interested in people  and their everyday lives than in spectacular places or momentous events.  One of these heroes,  Robert Doisneau, described himself as a "fisherman of images".  I like the metaphor of patiently waiting with baited camera at an interesting time and place.

 

Published Books:

Forgotten But Not Gone (with poet Judith Skillman)

The Last Human Freedom (with historian Doris Bean)

Regular Customer: 50 years at the Market

Family Portraits, Lockport NY ca 1900

 

Collections:

Woodford County (Illinois) Historical Museum

Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center

Pike Place Market Foundation (Seattle)

Museum of History and Industry (Seattle)

Several private collections

 

Solo Shows:

Edmonds Arts Commission Gallery, Edmonds 21, 05

Highline Heritage Museum 20

Burien Community Center Gallery 19

Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery 19

RE/MAX, West Seattle Art Walk 15

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery 15, 15

Northlake Unitarian Church Gallery 09

Hallie’s Loft, Seattle 08

Shoreline Arts Center, Shoreline 07

Helen S. Smith Gallery, Green River Community College 07

Old Redmond School House Gallery, Redmond 06

Essential Baking Company, Seattle 06

City of Covington Arts Commission Gallery, Covington 06

City of Auburn Arts Commission Gallery, Auburn 06

Lynnwood Arts Commission Gallery, Lynnwood, 06

Lombardi’s Restaurant, Ballard 05

ArtsWest, Seattle 05

Kent Arts Commission Gallery, Kent 05

Wallingford Community Office, Seattle 03

Frame Central, Seattle 03

The Fireplace Gallery, Mt. Hood CC, Gresham, OR 02

The Grateful Bread, Seattle,01

Hopvine Café, Seattle 00

Pogacha Restaurant, Issaquah 99

Sprinkles Café, Seattle 99

Benham Gallery, Seattle 94

The Corner House, Seattle 93

Coyote Coffee Company, Kirkland 93

Market Place Photo, Seattle 92

Eureka Public Library, Eureka, IL. 91

 

Selected Multi-Artist Shows:

Clarridge Gallery of Photography 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06,07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15

Aljoya, Mercer Island 11

Larson Gallery, Yakima 10

Cascades Academy of Photography, Issaquah 05, 04, 03, 02

Issaquah Gallery, Issaquah 03

Kirkland Gallery, Kirkland, 03

East Shore Gallery 08 (invited), 06 (invited), 02, 99, 97

ColorGraphics, Seattle 01

Artemis Gallery, Seattle 00

Barnes & Noble Books, Issaquah 98, 99

Pogacha Restaurant, Bellevue 98

The Backstage, Seattle 90

Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle 90

 

Selected Juried Shows:

Newspace for Photography, Portland 16

Mercer Island Art Council 15

Seattle City Panorama 15

Perfect Exposure, Los Angeles 15

University House, Issaquah 15

Aljoya, Mercer Island 11

Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon 11,15, 16
28mm, (www.28mm.org, 05, 04

Cascades Academy of Photography, Issaquah 05, 04, 03, 02, 02

TheSight (www.thesight.com) 02, 99

Bellevue Arts Commission Bellevue 01, 01

Phinney Center, Seattle 01

Larson Gallery Annual Photography Exhibition, Yakima 15, 01, 00, 99

East Shore Gallery, (invited), Bellevue 00, 97

Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle 00

Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham 99

Benham Gallery, Seattle 93

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