THE REPAIR WORK:
In 1975 I wanted to make a living in the field of photography, but did not want to be a commercial photographer. I took a correspondence course in camera repair and started repairing cameras as an independent contractor for a local camera store. My reputation spread by favorable word of mouth until I was able to make a living as a small business owner. Over the past 46 years, I became well-known as a trusted and knowledgeable expert in the repair of cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment.
Before I started repairing cameras, I saw the work of the brilliant photographers, Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Brett Weston, and was inspired to follow my own dream of becoming the best photographer I could be. I taught myself the Zone System technique that was first developed by Adams and was fortunate enough to participate in a couple of his workshops before he passed away in 1984. My two consuming interests—camera repair and photography—intertwined to make me very knowledgeable in both areas and I feel lucky to have found these two careers I enjoy doing every day of my life.
Unfortunately, my landlord refused to renew the lease to my business site, so I decided that it is time to retire and close the repair business. Now I can really concentrate on my photography again. I hope you will enjoy browsing through the images in the various galleries. I will be updating the pages frequently (I hope). And, as always, I welcome calls at (209) 942-2821 or emails at [email protected].