I'm a writer and amateur photographer living in Western Massachusetts who is interested in literature, art, technology, and history, and how each of these disciplines informs the other. I love baseball, Italian food, cats, and being out in nature (when it's warm). And I'm in love with the kindest woman I've ever met.
I hope you enjoy the site enough to come back and have a look around every now and then.
As for my photographic inspirations...
Here's a brief list of some of the photographers who have and continue to inspire me.
For photojournalism, it would be the National Geographic editorial photographer Steve McCurry. His technique, colors, and ability to capture just the right moment, are everything I aspire to in my own work.
For landscapes, it would be Joseph Holmes, a master of natural light photography, including my all-time favorite landscape photo, Hills, San Benito County, California, 1986. A close second would be Patrick Zephyr, a local photographer who you can find at art shows around the Pioneer Valley.
For social/street photography, it would be Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, and Garry Winograd, in my opinion, the three best chroniclers of the atypical side of 20th century American life. And for portrait work, I love Herb Ritts, who took what I consider to be the best black and white photo of the latter half of the 20th century.
For larger-scale/abstract photography, it would be Thomas Struth, Gregory Crewdson, Jeff Wall, and Andreas Gursky. These are the four best photo-storytellers working today. Do not pass up a chance to see any of these artist's work in person (especially Crewdson).
If I had to explain my own approach, I would say that I use many of the aspects of street photography and apply them to nature and landscapes. I shoot almost all of my work within the focal range of 35-50mm and try to remain as unobtrusive as possible in the environments where I'm shooting.