what fun are photographs, if you can't share them?
Photography's been a part of my life for 40 years, since I first took Dave Newman's photo class at Churchill Junior High in Salt Lake City in the mid-1970s. I meshed photography with my other primary interest, railroads, and emulated the works of photographers in TRAINS magazine, one of the few outlets to see others' photo work in the pre-internet era. Soon, my work was being featured in that publication, heady stuff for a teenager! I studied journalism in college and for nearly a dozen years worked as a daily newspaper photojournalist. Days off and vacations were usually spent traveling the west for rail photographs across the western United States, and that stop when I left the news business in 1994 to become a train dispatcher. My rail photo pursuits have taken me to Australia twice, but lately, the desire to works on varied subjects--landscapes, portraiture, street photography, architecture, aviation and concerts among them-- has returned. Years of darkroom work made the transition to digital and its emphasis on post-processing easier. And it's a helluva lot cheaper shooting pixels and not film!