Bio


Spent Senior year enrolled at NYU, but AWOL, photographing in Mexico and Cambridge, Ma.


Graduated NYU with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in a good line of talk.


Realized he wan’t nearly good enough at printing using modern processes


Gave up conventional silver printing


Researched alternative printing processes, buying enough odd chemistry to attract the attention of the DEA. Inveted a silver-iron albumen printing process for contact printing very large photographs on cloth and large paper.


First show at Asia House, NYC, of details of Indian miniature drawing, printed on cloth in albumen in sizes up to 4’ x 5’. First one man show at The Shore Gallery, Boston, of mementi mori, nudes and still life printed in albumen op paper in sizes up to 30” x 40”


Was shown and collected widely


Came to the unpleasant realization that he wasn’t having any fun. Too much failure; too much work and precious little joy.


Spent the next year building a coating machine in his basement.


Reformulated the platinum-palladium senstizer to make coating more efficient, less costly, and yield a stable, long lived paper.


Proud proprietor of a machine that could coat enough albumen or platinum sensitized paper in a day to last him a year, adn in possession of 5,000 pounds of customer made rag paper, and new formulas


Had the semi-bright idea of founding The Palladio Company, manufacturer of machine coated platinum-palladium paper and attendant supplies.


1969-1970



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1987




President, The Palladio Company


Taught courses at The Maine Photographic Workshop, The Santa Fe Photographic Workshop, The Woodstock Center for Photography, etc, etc, in alternative photographic processes.

Learned computer programing as a way to quantify creative decisions.


Got bored of being a support resource for other photographers using Palladio paper


Was invited to work at The Center for Creative Imaging, Kodak’s digital think tank in Camden, Me.


Had an epiphany; he was done with albumen and platinum printing, both for himself and in helping others commit such acts. Passed management of The Palladio Company to Sura Steinberg.


Research and development of a server based digital workflow for making digital prints and enlarged negatives. Film is dead.


Taught courses at The Center for Creative Imaging and at the Maine Photographic Workshop in using Unix based computers to produce digital photographic work.


Mortgaged the house and bought supercomputers, Iris printers and a drum scanner. Founded NAPC as a digital production house.


Changed the business model of NAPC to supplying server based production tools to the graphic arts industry.


CEO and President, NAPC, Inc


Printing digitally


Re-entered the art world.


1987-1991


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1993-Present


1991-Present