Having grown up in rural Maine, with a lot of exposure to outdoor activities, II was exposed to nature and the outdoors by my father. Regardless of the time of year, my brothers and I spent three out of every four weekends outdoors with him. In the winter we’d be skiing, in the spring and summer we’d be fishing for trout and other native species in Maine’s many lakes and rivers. It is no wonder that most of my photographs are seascapes and landscapes.”
As a child I was always drawing and painting --mostly of outdoor subjects -- which is where my main interest as a photographer is today.
Composition and how the subject/location moved me, what caught my attention, are most important. I try to project in my photographs the feeling of what moved me to shoot the image. I will, if need be, use Adobe Photoshop to enhance that feeling.
I studied painting and photography at what was Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), and earned my MFA degree from Rhode Island School of Design in Photography.
The artists and photographers who influenced me were: Marsden Hartley, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winslow Homer, and Elliot Porter (no relation).
Mr. Porter spent most of his working years as a contractor who created art on the side, as a wedding photographer. In retirement, he is devoting himself exclusively to photography, capturing images of nature.