My experience as a photographer goes back to my childhood when my father, an avid amateur himself, put a Kodak Brownie box camera in my hands.  He taught me how to develop the Black & White film in a home lab and then enlarge, dodge and burn, and process the prints on Ilford paper.  Even in a world where everything is digital and everyone has a camera on their phone, I hope some of those old B&W skills are still present in my photos. 

Recognition:

2020 

SHOTS Magazine - In the Wild, Issue No. 148, Summer 2020

HCPG Photo Contest, Nov 2020 - 2 Third Place Awards & 2 Honorable Mentions

 

2021 

2020 Monochrome Awards - Honorable Mention

Viewbug - Spring 2021 Award 

Midwest Center for Photography - Abstract, Group Intl Exhibit, May 2021

Black Box On-Line Gallery.- Contemporary, Color Burst: Exhibit, June 1-20, 2021

Chania International Photo Festival - Group Exhibit, June 30 - July 6, 2021

311 Gallery - Monochrome, Juried Group Exhibit, July 2021  

Ward Museum Photo Fest - Juried Group Exhibit, July 2021

Jones Gallery - August Art Exhibit, 2 Photos selected, August 2021

The Blank Wall Gallery - The White Exhibit, Juried Group Exhibit, Sept 10 - 22, 2021

The Photo Review - Web Exhibition, 2021

Camelback Gallery - Shades of Red, Visual Art Bronze Award, Sept - November, 2021

Light and Shadow - Depth of Field Online Gallery, September 22 - October 13, 2021

Black Box Gallery - Photo Shoot Exhibit, October 1 - 20, 2021

HCPG Photo Contest - First Place in Portrait category. November 2021

Midwest Center for Photography - 10x10 Group Exhibit, 3 photos juried in, Dec 2021

LA & NY Photo Curator - 6 photos on their Instagram and Facebook sites Dec 20, 2021

 

2022 

L.A. Photo Curator - Top 40 Photos of 2021, One photo selected, January 1, 2022 

Blank Wall Gallery - Portrait Exhibit, Juried Group Exhibit, February 11 - 23, 2022

Oxford Arts Alliance - Outside The Box, Abstract Group Exhibit, 2 photos selected, Feb 4 - 25, 2022

PH21 Gallery - Monochrome, Curated Intl Photo Exhibit, Budapest, May 5 - 28, 2022

Art League of Ocean City - Shadows, Juried Group Exhibit, May 6 - 28, 2022

Chania International Photo Festival - Group Exhibit, July 6 - July 12, 2022

12th Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit - 2 photos juried in, 2022

Viewbug - Top Shot 2022 - announced April 25, 2022

Praxis Gallery - The Abstract Image, Juried Group Exhibit, St Paul, MN, June 18 - July 2, 2022

Midwest Center for Photography - Americana, Juried Group Exhibit, Wichita, KS, July 8 - 29, 2022

Monovisions 2022 Photo Awards - Honorable Mention for Ice Reflection, Abstract, July 31, 2022

Monovisions 2022 Photo Awards - Honorable Mention for Opera House, Architecture, July 31, 2022

ViewPoint Gallery International Photo Competition -  Juried Exhibit, NS, Canada, Sept, 2022 

Shape Barcelona - Intl Photo Exhibit, 2 Photos curated by PH21 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Nov 3-13, 2022

Praxis Gallery - Black and White, Juried Group Exhibition, St Paul, MN, Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2022

Midwest Center for Photography - Greyscale BnW Exhibit, 4 photos juried in, Wichita, KS, Nov 3 - 30, 2022

Art Show International - 7th Annual Abstract Competition, Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2022 

HCPG Photo Contest - Third Place overall, and First Place in Abstract category, November 2022

17th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - Abstract, Amateur Nominee,  November 2022

 

2023

B&W Athens Photo Fest - Intl Photo Exhibit, Athens, Greece, Feb 18 - 21, 2023

Black & White Magazine - 2022 Contest Winner for "Hosta Twist," Issue 158, February 2023

Shadow and Light Magazine - B&W 2023 Single Image Showcase for "Carissa," Issue 51, February 2023

Light Reading Magazine - 5 images in Psychology of Night exhibition, Issue 1, February 2023

Chania International 6th Annual Photo Festival - Group Exhibit,  August 3 - 9, 2023

13th Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photo Exhibit - 2 Photos in Group Exhibit,  May 1 - 30, 2023

ViewPoint Gallery - Intl Juried Photo Competition, "Only When It Rains," NS, Canada,  October, 2023

Art League of Ocean City - "Reflections," 3rd place in Juried Group Exhibit, Ocean City, MD, May 2023 

16th Intl Color Awards - Abstract Nominee for "Blue Ice," Juried Online Exhibit, April, 2023

F-STOP Magazine - Issue 119, Juried Open Theme Group Exhibition, 2 Images, June 1, 2023

Praxis Gallery - The Abstract Image, Juried Abstract Exhibition, "Blah, Blah, Blah," July 15-29, 2023

Frederick Camera Clique - Juried Annual Exhibit, Hodgson Gallery, "Used Words," July 15 - Sept 6, 2023

Monovisions 2023 Photo Awards - Honorable Mention for Hungry Slinky, Abstract, July, 2023

Dodho Magazine - Monochromatic Awards 2023, 3rd Place for "Only When It Rains," Sept, 2023

Maryland State Fair - BnW People at Work, 1st Place for "Steel Away," Sept 2023

Maryland State Fair - BnW People, 4th Place for "Only When It Rains," Sept 2023 

SE Center for Photography - Strange, Weird & Unique Exhibit, "Blah, Blah, Blah," Oct 6-28, 2023

PH21 Gallery - Monochrome, Juried Group Exhibit, "Only When It Rains," Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2023

Glasgow Gallery of Photography - Juried Monochrome Exhibit, "Cool Vibes," March 5 - 30, 2024

18th Annual Black & White Spider Awards - People, Amateur Nominee,  November 2023

Praxis Gallery - EMPTY PLACES, ABANDONED SPACES exhibit, "Mill Books," Dec 16, 2023–Jan 6, 2024

2nd Annual Athens B&W Photo Contest -Juried Exhibition, "Cool Vibes," Feb 24 - March 3, 2024
 


 

 

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