Special Thanks!!!

…to everyone at ärt ə’ fekts Gallery.
What a great team! Your patronage and support of this Pittston, Pa gallery is greatly appreciated.

Thanks again to the wonderful crew at ärt ə’ fekts Gallery.

ärt ə’ fekts Gallery is located at 71 S. Main St. Pittston, PA 18640

You can now purchase high resolution prints online at:

Just click on the Buy Now button:

There you’ll find a diverse and growing number of galleries including new work from my 2020 Summer Sojurn, colorful flower macro shots (best seen as large prints) from the series, New Moon, and  Pretty Little Things; the dark sky monochromatic landscapes of BLACK BLACK BLACK & WHITE; and a series of colorful images from a climbing/photography odyssey around the visually stunning state of Wyoming, where you might find images of your own favorite vacation spots (Yosemite, Glacier, Yellowstone, or Grand Teton National Parks, or Devil’s Tower). There’s also a gallery called Light Knight with some of my favorite photographs from 2018.

If you have a favorite image on this site that isn’t available there, let me know and I’ll be sure to add it for you.

Here are some
mostly long exposures, from along the California & Oregon coasts (summer of 2020)

And here are some
from the summer of 2020

Monochrome Sunflowers
first shown at the always awesome
Something Special eatery in Kingston, Pa

Night shots from a winter trip to the Adirondacks!

Prints of some of my favorites from this series are available on Smugmug!

The Sun & The Moon (Solar Eclipse 2017)
The Sun & The Moon (August ’17)

This is a composite image of photographs of the total solar eclipse of August, 2017, photographed from the Grand Teton in Wyoming. For more information about this image, see Summer of ’17.

Thanks for stopping in. The galleries are always “under construction” as new galleries and images are added periodically. Please feel free to roam around and check out the images, and be sure to visit:

All images are copyrighted and may not be copied or used without the express permission of the author. ©


As a visual artist, it’s important to dedicate time to fostering the growth of creativity and explore new ways to represent the visual world.  It is my desire to continue to improve the quality and presentation of my prints as well as to exhibit in local, regional and international photography exhibitions and to participate in online photography forums.

This collection of work is a reflection of our connection with the natural world, with each other, and with ourselves. Through this website, you can explore a growing collection of eclectic galleries as well as links to inspiring artists, photographers and communities.


location:  Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pennsylvania,
USA, North America, The World and beyond…


phone:  570-855-4705

Artist’s Statement

Photography is certainly an interesting and engaging passion. My goal is to continuously improve the quality of my images. This progress is not linear, nor can it be measured on only one plane. There are many different approaches toward improvement and many aspects to be considered in image making.

Hopefully people looking at this work will see things as they haven’t seen them before. Part of my goal has to be to show things in a new light, or as the case may be, in a revealing darkness. Part of it has to be to strike a certain, indistinct chord that reverberates with a familiarity beyond that which is seen. Sometimes the goal is to pull ideas from the subconscious. That process often includes building upon improvisational techniques, especially with more abstract work, and ultimately provides viewers an opportunity to discover their own meaning behind the image, with a wink toward’s Derrida’s “freeplay of the signifier.” Yet another part of the goal has to be to try to reconcile the difference between opposing elements, sharpness and blur, color and monochrome, line and form, simplicity and complexity, truth and fiction, cognition and emotion.

Sometimes older work can provide perspective with which to approach the newer work. Many of the older pieces have a generosity beyond that with which they were made. They give perspective and help the newer work along the way. Even images that are less well received have a voice. They are dynamic and like a dance, they change with the music. For this reason, it’s difficult and perhaps unnecessary to completely set old work aside, so it is in the interest of giving some perspective to the newer work that I include a link to some of my old, perhaps outdated work, in the form of my old website that can now be viewed by using the following link:

Creative vision can be a gift that both anchors us and liberates us. When blessed with the determination and good luck to exhibit work, it is often refreshing to learn that it speaks to others too. This is a cause for great pride. It is like someone heaping praise on your child. After all, the work is not you, but something that became itself through you. Like good deeds and children, it is often tempting to describe them in great detail, pointing out each feature and form worthy of praise, but in the end, it is usually best to let them speak for themselves. And as with raising children, family and friends prove ever so helpful with their wit, insight, honesty, encouragement and support. I think in any statement like this, it is important to offer to them a sincere,

“Thank you.”


All images on this website are copyrighted by the owner of this website and may not be copied or used without the express permission of the author. ©

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You can access the images on this site through the albums or by clicking on the gallery title. Image and gallery titles appear when you hover over the thumbnail image. Clicking any image will expand the gallery or open the image. When an image is open in the gallery view, you can click on the ‘play’ icon for a slideshow of all the images in that gallery, or just scroll through the gallery one image at a time. We’ll be adding more galleries soon.   ©

New Moon

Adirondack Ice at Night

Wyoming ’17

Black & White Photography Album

Black & White Parks

Black, Black, Black & White

Black & White Nature

Park Landscape Photography Album ©

Dead Horse Point

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Monument Valley

Colorado National Monument

Natural Bridge