I was always interested in looking at photographs; often, I was moved by them. Whether family snapshots (with my mother’s ever-present finger in the shot) or the works of Cartier-Bresson, Steiglitz and Karsh, I have enjoyed being taken to the place in time when those photographers created or captured a moment.
I have also enjoyed learning about the technique that it took to capture those well-known images that made the respective photographers experts in their profession. I am particularly fond of the stories behind the images of which we have grown so fond.
I picked up my first 35mm camera when I was 13 and have never stopped looking at the world through a photographer’s eye. My experience blends formal training with experience learned on the job, where I worked with stellar photographers, film and production companies, and being self-taught.
It took time to learn to appreciate my own work, and certainly took time for me to validate my own work as being commercially viable.
In DC, there are numerous photographers available to meet any consumer’s need. Starting Full Frame Photography was not in response to meeting a customer’s need, but in meeting my own. After a successful career in marketing, I evaluated several options and realized that I missed a creative outlet in my life.
Thank you for being a part of it.