With a degree in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech and a combined love of photography and flying, my dream has come true, having been a professional photographer for over four decades and flown jet aircraft for 38 years. I flew USAF fighters for 9 years, and then 29 years as an airline pilot. Flew the last 18 years as Captain on the DC-9, MD-88, Boeing 727, 757, 767 and Lockheed L1011 TriStar.
My first salable photographs were those of the supersonic jet fighter interceptor I was flying while based in Europe during the cold war in the early 60's. Shooting, developing and printing photos since my pre-teen days, my love of this medium evolved into a professional endeavor beginning in 1964. Later, I managed to balance two careers, flying as a pilot for a major airline while also creating memorable portrait and wedding photographs.
Throughout my lifetime, I have sharpened my photographic skills while living in Europe, attending workshops, and during extensive trips abroad on land and sea. Shooting various film formats, from 35mm to medium format film, and currently (since 1998) delving full time into digital photography, I am at home in both the traditional "wet" darkroom, as well as the latest "dry, digital, darkroom. It is always fun and a challenge to constantly update my skills by attending workshops such as Nikon's Advanced Digital Workflow School, Adobe's Photoshop Seminars and the renowned Santa Fe Photo Workshops, in order to stay abreast of the latest technological advances.
Now retired from flying since 1997, I am enjoying devoting my full time to professional photography.