Much of my photography is driven by my attempt to capture details of “the big picture.” I use panoramic techniques to capture large images in very high resolution and tailor my photographic solutions to unusual circumstances through creation of customized equipment. Cameras may range from a modified military reconnaissance large format film camera to pocket digital.
I’m strongly influenced by having grown up near the launch facilities of Cape Canaveral (my father worked for NASA). I enjoy the process of fabricating new gizmos in my garage to fit the needs of a photographic project. This has resulted in me being called a “garage-ista” and adds greatly to the enjoyment of my efforts.
My introduction to underwater photography came from a need to preserve the cameras I was using to photograph Space Shuttle launches, which led to my proud ownership of a prototype underwater housing for the new Hasselblad digital medium format cameras. They were quickly re-purposed back to underwater use as the Space Shuttles stopped flying.