After a 35 year career in three distinct industries, I came back to my first love, photography.
I've been taking pictures most of my life. I started with a Kodak Brownie, moved on to an Instamatic, then a Polaroid Swinger (no not that kind). In high school, I took Photography and did my first darkroom work.
When I graduated high school, my father gave me my first 35mm film camera a Minolta SRT102, which I still have. I went digital some 16 years ago and have been through a number of cameras and lenses since.
As a young boy, I remember walking around and measuring light with my grandfather's old light meter from the '30s and peering inside old cameras to try to understand how they worked. I liked taking things apart. Putting them back together was sometimes the hard part.
I may have broken one or two cameras.
When I was 18 I drove around the UP of Michigan taking pictures. For as long as I can remember I have loved cameras and taking photographs.
As much as I love photography, It can be humbling and is always a learning experience on many levels.
Since "retiring" I am working diligently to improve my photographic skills and have a desire to share my work for others' enjoyment.
To me, photography offers many "Zen" moments to record the Tao. Hence the name (if you were wondering).
I hope you enjoy the results and that perhaps you find something here you'd like to look at on your wall.