Biography: I enjoy visiting places for the first time. My curiosity is like that of a child seeing for the first time. I am attracted to life and the serendipity of the moment. To quote Balzac, it is the 'Gastronomy of the Eye'. I use film and photograph with an old Leica. What you see in the photograph was what was before me when I framed it and pressed the shutter. My photographs are silver gelatin, hand printed in the darkroom using traditional chemistry not manipulated digitally in any way.