I have been interested in photography since 1971 when I began studying with John McWilliams at Georgia State University. My photos are about the joy of seeing. When Im working it feels like a treasure hunt. All senses are heightened as attention is drawn to simply quietly seeing the world which lies before me. I like to make images of beautiful things ugly things funny things but it is the beautiful colors patterns compositions and textures of life for which I have the most time. This business of art is very much about what not to spend time on. This leaves time for what I value most the rest will have to wait. I do not travel to make images but rather I make images wherever I happen to travel. My images are intimately connected to my life. Mexico Chicago backroads America and my backyard are my favorite places to take pictures.