Photo of Wine bottle with opener and glass on oak
Bottle Photo of Cognac and glass, on table with hurricane lantern.
The best photographs always tell a story, but to master photography one must first master light. When teaching lighting, I begin by turning off the classroom lights in order to demonstrate what that camera really sees. I teach that lights are the brushes used to describe form, texture and translucency to best describe the subject.
Whether on location or in studio, I strive to pull the viewer into the story. I've produced work for Kodak, Apple, Gloria Ferrer, Gallo, BMW, Food and Wine Magazine and hundreds of others, as well as for many celebrities. As a highly published professional photographer, I studied photography at Art Center College of design. I've also taught photography and lighting at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Much of my present work is food and wine as well as product photography. I've had studios in New York and San Francisco, and now live with my wife in Napa, CA. I love to hike in the woods of the North Bay hills with my Airedale, Phoebe, and play a mean tenor sax when nobody is listening.