For over 35 years, I’ve been an advertising copywriter and creative director. Currently, I’m the owner and president of LA ads – A Marketing Agency, based in Los Angeles. But long before that, I had already begun my journey into photography, starting with a Brownie box camera and a basic darkroom kit given to me by my grandfather.

Advertising is my career, aviation is my hobby, travel is my joy, but photography is my passion. 

All of my photographs are available for purchase as archival signature prints or can be licensed. Please contact me by emailing to this link.

Artist’s Statement

I’ve had a camera in my hands since I was ten, and that was a long time ago. I’ve used it for fun. I’ve used it professionally, working my way through college as a wedding photographer, and later as part of my advertising career. However, over the past decade, I’ve used it mainly to capture the things that I love and express visually the things I want to say.

In my professional life as an advertising creative director, I’ve lived in a world in which visual expression can sell cars or elect presidents. So the compelling visual to me is everything.

I don’t have any one favorite subject to photograph. I’m inspired by nature, but also by architecture, by the amazing shapes and colors of humanity and by the eternity of death. I love the idea of “found art,” abstractions in whitewashed store windows or in the remains of posters on telephone poles. Photography is all about constant discovery as I see the world through my lens.

My inspirations are the Great Photographers: Ansel Adams, Edward Westin, Wynn Bullock, André Kertész, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, and more recent icons such as Abelardo Morell, Albert Watson and Michael Kenna.

In the spirit of celebrating the visual, letting the eyes speak for the heart, I am excited to share my images with you.dmksig