As a photographer, I am amazed at the beauty which surrounds
us in most unlikely places. The Metrorail photographs were taken
at the Hollywood construction site above and below Hollywood
Boulevard. They illustrate the workers involved in the construction
and their working environment. Linking the communities of Los
Angeles together through building underground tunnels entails
laborious work. These men and women are often subjected to extremely
dirty conditions. Their efforts are done in order to lessen
the congestion of our roads and highways, expedite travel time
and clean our polluted air. My photographs depict the human
emotions of the workers, and their environment.
underground tunnels change as construction progresses. White
plastic lining against the tunnel walls, metal rebar woven next
to the liner, and the cement arch form are distinguishing features
that add to the dramatics of the photos.
a photographer, I am always looking for the unique and interesting.
I have photographed in Bodie California, many sites in Los Angeles
and also in the neighboring city of Pasadena, which hosts the
world famous Rose Bowl Flea Market.
you can find the exquisite and the unusual merchandise. If you're
not into accumulating more "treasures', it's worth it just
to go people watching and you will find many unique photo opportunities.
You'll mingle with ordinary folks as well as the rich and famous.
After completing the Hollywood Metro Subway Construction Project
I am now photographing the world of motorcycle riders. Most
of my portraits are of Harley Davidson riders. Last year I was
a participant on the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Ride
Home (Southwest Tour). I began at Las Vegas and concluded in
Milwaukee. My traveling companion was Kin One from Beijing China.
He describes himself as the Willie Davidson of China where he
owns a H.D. Dealership. We made the trip back to Milwaukee together
where we met many new friends along the way. Also on the Southwest
tour was the Davidson family, which made the trip ever so special
to me. I enjoy meeting new friends and learning about different
lifestyles and cultures of the people I meet on my photographic
I frequently visit the Rock Store (Café & motorcycle
hang out) where I have photographed many times but also enjoy
attending yearly biker events from the Love Ride, Redwood Run,
Hollister, Laughlin Run, etc and many charity rides. I hope
to attend Sturgis and some east coast biker events in the near
Soon I plan to add some more photos on the different biker events
and have a web page from the Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary
Celebration. I hope you will enjoy my artwork and receive as
much pleasure and enlightment as I did.
hope my photographs give you an insight into the many treasures
and surprises that can be found on a visit to the Rose Bowl
Flea Market as well as a trip on the Metrorail subway. We are
surrounded by a world of beauty in the most unlikely places.