“To live, to experience the world, to communicate with a camera, all these are interrelated and cannot be separated from everyday life”. - Edouard Boubat

As a wedding and event photojournalist, my goal was to become part of and experience what my subjects are enjoying. I work quietly and unobtrusively in the existing light with a 35mm lens on one Leica M6TTL or M7 camera.

“No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still for the photographer it has chosen.” - Minor White.

 The  Herald  assigned me to photograph a family who made and donated an Advent wreath to their church. One of the family members was an acolyte, so I asked her to light the candles, then climbed up the altar.

The Herald assigned me to photograph a family who made and donated an Advent wreath to their church. One of the family members was an acolyte, so I asked her to light the candles, then climbed up the altar.

 We are now one: Mark and Julie’s wedding. Moments like these are why I love to document weddings. The pastor gave me permission to shoot from above the altar.

We are now one: Mark and Julie’s wedding. Moments like these are why I love to document weddings. The pastor gave me permission to shoot from above the altar.

 Lily’s baptism was part of group ceremony. Thankfully, the other parents responded kindly when I asked to get closer.

Lily’s baptism was part of group ceremony. Thankfully, the other parents responded kindly when I asked to get closer.

 Jim and Sandy’s wedding. Kodachrome 64 film.

Jim and Sandy’s wedding. Kodachrome 64 film.

 Marilyn’s 84th birthday.

Marilyn’s 84th birthday.

 Saturday night, Geneva on the Lake. Waiting patiently for the right moment, the Bel Air passed in front of me as the headlights of a car in the parking lot illuminated it for me.

Saturday night, Geneva on the Lake. Waiting patiently for the right moment, the Bel Air passed in front of me as the headlights of a car in the parking lot illuminated it for me.

 One of my most enjoyable assignments as a photojournalist was covering Dr. Otis Bowen’s campaign for Indiana governor. By the time he was elected, Dr. Bowen was used to my camera and me, allowing this closeup of him talking with doctors at the Gary Clinic.

One of my most enjoyable assignments as a photojournalist was covering Dr. Otis Bowen’s campaign for Indiana governor. By the time he was elected, Dr. Bowen was used to my camera and me, allowing this closeup of him talking with doctors at the Gary Clinic.

 Working in the available light without flash enabled me to capture my Aunt Margaret lost in thought at my open house. The Kodak Instamatic camera she and her sisters gave me is on the fireplace mantle. Thank you, Aunt Margaret, Aunt Julia, and Aunt Evelyn, and God rest you.

Working in the available light without flash enabled me to capture my Aunt Margaret lost in thought at my open house. The Kodak Instamatic camera she and her sisters gave me is on the fireplace mantle. Thank you, Aunt Margaret, Aunt Julia, and Aunt Evelyn, and God rest you.

 “You may kiss the bride.”  To get this close, I asked the pastor about his policy on photographing during the ceremony.

“You may kiss the bride.”

To get this close, I asked the pastor about his policy on photographing during the ceremony.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

-Henry David Thoreau