I grew up in a home where my father had a darkroom in our basement for processing film and enlarging prints. My father taught me to work in his dark room and take pictures when I was a young boy. While I was going to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the painting and drawing program, I worked as a professional photographer’s assistant for the photographer Tom Petrillo, I learned about using a 4x5 camera and using studio strobe lights. In recent years I’ve explored digital photography with Stephen Johnson and Katrin Eismann. By 1990 I was commercially documenting other artist’s work with a 4x5 camera, and a medium-format Hasselblad camera. Now I’m using digital equipment for this purpose, a Hasselblad H5 Multi-Shot camera as well as a digital scanning back, BetterLight to use with the 4x5 camera. I use these same cameras when I am making fine art photographs of landscapes or dancers in motion.