“Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.” ― Ansel Adams
I am a Nature & Wildlife Photographer, based in Central New Jersey. I took my first photographs using a Kodak Signet 40 Camera my Dad lent me as a teen. When I was 14yrs old I purchased my first Minolta 35mm film camera from Bamberger's (Macy's) in Plainfield, NJ.
Initially inspired by the beautiful sunsets canvasing the western sky over Wagner's Dairy Farm, (Warren Twp., NJ). My Dad and I would go pick up fresh milk after he returned home from work, the skies were spectacular and ever-changing. I was always in awe of GODs show. We would wait until the sun set far below the horizon - that is when the magic happened - the colors in the sky were amazing. My Dad, a former Sailor in the U.S Navy sailing on the USS Benham, would tell me over and over (Pink sky at night a sailors delight; Pink sky in the morning sailors warning". Meaning if there is pink sky at night there will be good weather tomorrow. But, if there is pink sky in the morning there will be bad weather the same day.)
I became obsessed in wanting to photograph the most awe-inspiring spectacular sunset. Since I did not drive, I would also go to the Warren Township Middle School where I could walk. I would get to the highest point on the property and take pictures of the sunsets. It was during this time when I realized that while one with nature I was at peace, life was serene.
Over the years I have recognized this passion as a GOD given gift which has grown leaps and bounds within my spirit. I feel blessed and honored that GOD has chosen me to share his ART with you.
Enjoy the journey!