When I am not eating pears I am a fine art photographer living on an island in Vermont. I got my start in photography by being a bad boy. I was in junior high and running with the wrong kids. I grew up in an Air Force family and my parents ordered me to get a hobby and took me to the hobby shops on base. Of course, I didn't like any of them so they picked the photo shop. The photo shop had cameras, a studio with lights, a 6 person darkroom and everything was free except film. The GIs took me with them into the desert to shoot landscapes. I decided to study photography for 2 1/2 years at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara CA. It was brutal, but well worth it. When I graduated Uncle Sam was waiting and somehow I was a U.S. Army photographer with a top secret clearance shooting for a group that was called the Manhattan Project in the 1940s. When I left the Army I decided to work for the government and I worked in the Pentagon, Dept. of the Interior and USDA.
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