I was born in the Brighton Beach area of Brooklyn, New York in 1952, living very close to the beach and Atlantic Ocean, and so started my lifelong fascination with the ocean and nature. My parents sent me to a sleep away camp in upstate New York each and every summer during my youth which introduced me to the magnificent sights that nature provides. It was there that I learned about the flora and fauna of the area, which truly was the impetus that shaped my life. As I grew up, this fascination with nature did not wane in the slightest. I could always be found on my boat in Sheepshead Bay, or hiking and exploring the woods in different regions of upstate New York, which to this day I still hold dearly.
During my college years, I majored in Biology and Psychology, earning a Masters Degree in those subjects, and headed out into the workforce, still spending all of my free time exploring and learning about the natural world we live in, and experiencing its raw beauty through the lens of a 35mm film camera.
In 1990, I left my home state of New York for the warm sunny skies of Florida and to start a new life journey . It was here that I became aware of the Florida Everglades, which totally amazed me as it was so unlike the woods I explored in the mountains during my youth.
Currently, I work a 9-5 as a profiler and graphics coordinator for a major online website, but at every opportunity, can be found somewhere traipsing about in the Everglades or in some wooded part of Florida and beyond, following game trails, and exploring new areas where man has least traveled. Armed with my survival gear (cigarettes and a bottle of water!) , a gps, my Nikon D90 with a few choice lenses, and off I go to photo shoot the natural world.
Recently, I have become more and more involved in my photographic efforts, centering on the art of insect macrophotography. This website is my hope of recognition, by my peers, for my efforts, of knowledge acquired, and for the beauty it offers those visiting this site.
The Florida Everglades is a fragile and unique ecosystem in danger!
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