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



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:

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

Edmonds Arts Commission Gallery, Edmonds, 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, 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, (, 05, 04

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

TheSight (, 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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