Rockville Centre, New York
Haworth, New Jersey ...went to Northern Valley Regional High — Worked summers with Architectural/Fine Art photographer Adolph Studly, doing darkroom work and shooting buildings in NYC using 8x10 Deardorff camera.
Rochester Institute of Technology ... graduated with BSc from the college of Graphic Arts and Photography -- learned about the publishing and printing industry, but was inspired by photography workshops I attended with Nathan Lyons and Minor White.
Persued photography as artform and personal expression - taught photography at Manitou-Wabing camp of Fine Arts in Parry Sound, Ontario. Went on to New York where I studied with Garry Winogrand and also Diane Arbus in private master class workshops.
Put photography aside and left NYC. Founded Intergraphics, Inc. with business partner and developed interface technology (pre-internet) for the publishing industry. As part of that business, I taught myself computer programming and rudimentary electronic engineering.
Learned to fly and devoted full-time to building an experimental aircraft. Also managed a community of condominium aircraft hangars at Leesburg Airport (JYO). Due to changes in airspace regulations after 9/11 and other factors, was unable to complete project.
Met and married Nelegene, an artist from Virginia Beach, VA. Moved from Alexandria to the Shenandoah Valley.
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