As an undergraduate at Syracuse University, he studied color printing and color theory at the Newhouse School of Journalism before graduating in 1968 with a B.A. in English Literature and then moving to NYC in 1969 to work with Pete Turner as his studio manager. A Canon “Explorer of Light,” he has lectured extensively, including at Syracuse University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Brooks (Santa Barbara), the Art Center at Pasadena, Parsons, the Academy of Art College (San Francisco), the George Eastman House, and venues including PPA., WPPI, and A.S.M.P.
What's the best thing about photography?
What's the worst thing about photography?
What's the thing that interests you most about photography?
What's the thing that interests you most about your own photographs?
What's the thing that interests you most about other people's photographs?
Who were your early photographic influences?
Who are your photographic influences now?
Who were your early non-photographic influences?
Who are your non-photographic influences now?
What's the most inspiring work of art you saw recently?
What's the best thing about gear?
What's the worst thing about gear?
How do you know when an image doesn't work?
How do you know when an image is good?
How do you know when an image is great?
What's the most useful photographic mantra?
Do you practice another art form? (If so, which?)
What was the most significant visual moment in your life?
Which was the most important image to you that got away?
What failure did you learn the most from?
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
What's the thing you most hope to accomplish?
If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?
If you had another life to live a completely different life, what would you choose to do?
What are the most important questions to you?
What's your idea of perfect happiness?
What is your greatest fear?
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Who are your heroes in real life?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
What is your favorite journey?
On what occasion do you lie?
What do you dislike most about yourself?
What is your most marked characteristic?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
What's your most treasured possession?
What is your favorite occupation / pastime ?
What do you most value in your friends?
What's your motto?
What other talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
What is it that you most dislike?
How would you like to die?