- 1951-55 • Combat Crew Member USAF, Strategic Air Command.
- 1955-56 • University of Washington, Seattle, Engineering major.
- 1957-62 • University of Cincinnati, BS degree in Industrial Design.
- 1962-77 • Founded the Photography program at UC’s College of Applied Arts, where I taught photography and Design Studio.
- 1977-99 • Transferred to the Fine Art Department and expanded the photo program to include graduate as well as undergraduate photography students.
- 1999- • Emeritus Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP.
During the 1950’s the medium of photography became a passion and over the years I have been fortunate enough to have attended workshop studies with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Minor White, Brett Weston and Nathan Lyons. I’ve used the medium to aid in my studies of perceptual psychology, learning theory and principles of design. As a member of the Society for Photographic Education I was able to share my ideas and pictures with my colleagues and their students at colleges and universities throughout the country.
During the intervening years, I have led workshops, lectured and exhibited my work in a variety of venues. I’ve shown work locally, at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Galleries, University of Cincinnati Galleries, Thomas More college and Miller Gallery among others. I’ve also shown at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Huntington Museum of Art, Gallery 123 in Newcastle, Delaware, Rutland Street Gallery in Boston, Helsinki Museum of Photography in Finland and many others in a mixture of one man as well as group shows.
I have conducted a variety of workshops such as "The Hierarchy of Picture Components", "Introspection as a Tool for Creativity", "The Creative Audience" and "Visual Dialogue". All designed to give more creative control to the artist. My workshops on Pinhole Photography led to my partnership in the founding of "The Pinhole Camera Company". We designed, manufactured and sold pinhole camera kits, plans to build one’s own camera as well as the pinholes themselves, photo etched into stainless steel. For my personal use, I constructed several different styles of pinhole cameras for both sheet film and large format Polaroid films.