About the Book
In the early 1980’s, I was in college and making portraits of strangers on the streets of Ybor City, Florida. Ybor City is a culturally diverse area that artists flocked to at the time so it was a wonderful environment to hone my skills. While on a music scholarship as a guitarist, I completed directed studies of art composition and sculpture with Jerry Meatyard, brother of the fine art photographer, Eugene Meatyard. I developed and printed all of my own work and graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors degree of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences. The new version of my book is Dignity No Matter What: The Light Within Collector Edition was juried into the 12th Annual Photobook Show—Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson New York and the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. In addition to private collections, my work is in the permanent collections of several museums.