Born in New York and raised on Long Island. My Passion for photography became apparent at age eleven. I earned money waiting tables at my father’s restaurant and purchased a Pentax Spotmatic. I proceeded with photography passionately until I was sixteen when I took my first flying lesson. My photography took a back seat to my flying for many years. Now I’m an airline captain flying internationally. I consider myself a gourmet, eating at the finer restaurants of France and Italy. I also have an interest in wine and enjoy visiting the major wine regions of Italy, France and The United States.
About 10 years ago I started to combine my passions for FOOD and Photography by photographing the food and wine I consumed on vacation. When I brought these photos to be framed the gallery owner suggested I sell them to others;The Photo Gourmet Inc was born.
I currently reside in Delray Beach, Florida with my lovely wife of 14 years Lori. We enjoy flying around the world eating and photographing.