photography and woodworking have been serious passions
for me for most of my adult life. I am entirely
self taught in both. All of my
higher education is in engineering. I hold
bachelors and masters degrees in mechanical engineering
from Cleveland State University (79) and Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (82) respectively.
Portrait by Chip Babbit
My move beyond being a strictly serious amateur
photographer was sparked by, of all things, an article
that appeared in Discover magazine. The article was about a
new type of imaging sensor made by
Foveon Inc. of
Santa Clara Ca., and used in
Sigma's SD9 DSLR camera. I had been contemplating the move to digital for
some time, so I bought the camera and a 17-35 lens.
I was instantly hooked. Constant practice,
coupled with a significant investment in equipment and
more affordable by having our oldest 3 kids move out on their own), and here I am.
all 5 kids moved out now, my wife Jan (the real love of my life)
are now empty nesters, living in an 1880 farm house in Natick Massachusetts. I hope you enjoy the
images I have
created and have put on display here. Please feel free
me with any comments you have about these images or this
site. Thanks for stopping by.