Living out among the rural woodlands of southern New England, I would consider myself fortunate to also be only a 10 minute drive from the pristine shoreline of the Atlantic ocean. Where during quiet summer nights I can sometimes be found surfcasting (shore fishing) for the ever elusive Striped Bass. Or perhaps you might find me hiking the many trails near my house searching for wildlife and undiscovered terrain, with my digital camera in tow.
My parents influence in the way I look at life is ever evident. As
my mother was both an artist (illustrator) and a chef, with a great love of
nature and the outdoors in the mix. I am now constantly searching for new ideas
and seem to always be looking for the beauty and detail in those things around
me. With my fathers critique and unwavering patience, I have been able to
obtain and keep my most valued of treasures, my family. With his editorial
skills, I endeavor to get it written, if not always right.
Working for a living
After high school my family moved to Rhode Island. And I soon
found myself working for a local wholesale lobster business where I would
unload boats, sort the catch and package it for shipping. I would then move on
to work out on the boats themselves, both inshore and offshore as a commercial
fisherman. Commercial fishing would provide me with a trade that I would fall
back on often over the next 20 years.
Leading to this
Purchasing my first computer (used) back in 1994 (a
screaming 33 MHz machine with a whopping 8 megs of RAM) I felt I was on the
frontline of technology! And within the year I started to build my first web
site after teaching myself some basic HTML.
If you have arrived here from a different source other than A Closer Look, you may click on this link to bring you there: A Closer Look Photography. Link will open in a new window.
The Photo below is a picture taken of me back in Sept. 2004, atop Hopper Mt. (Stony Ledge), to my left would be Mt. Greylock (Mass). And behind me (to the north), under the clouds is the Vermont Southern boarder.