For as long as I can remember, long before I ever picked up a camera, fashion pictures always held a special attraction for me, yet I fell into the field by accident.
Professional photography began for me in 1968 as I set my sights on becoming a freelance photojounalist, selling pictures to local newspapers. Journalism was placed on hold briefly In 1971, when I had the great good fortune work at Todd Studios in St. Louis doing commercial photography.
My interest in cinematography and journalism led back to freelance work for National Geographc through the Black Star agency in 1972 - 1975. After a few years of shooting film projects in war torn jungles, studio work started looking very attractive. By sheer accident, I had the opportunity to work on a few fashion editorial assignments for The Sporting News while I was worked briefly as a magazine editor for Times-Mirror.
The opportunity shoot fashion full time came in 1976 when I became a staff photographer for Stix, Baer & Fuller. It has been my primary photographic passion ever since.