Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

I have lived in the Southern Tier of New York state for over 5 decades. There pretty much isn’t anything here that I haven’t seen or photographed. Or, so I thought.

As most of you know, I am forever networking on Google+, Facebook, and other social networking sites. It was during a post engagement on facebook that I was asked by a friend if I had ever photographed the 1930’s rusted cars and an abandoned farmhouse up along the east side

When I was 12 ~ The Pleasant Valley Winery

When I was 12 ~ The Pleasant Valley Winery

Generally, I am quite long-winded in my posts, but on this occasion, I am going to REALLY try to keep the words to a minimum and the photos to a maximum. After all, this story was a very visceral adventure for me and I hope it will be for you too.

In 2011, I signed up for, attended, and won first place in my very first art show in a small town in the finger lakes region of

Photographer Out of Time

Photographer Out of Time

I think at one time or another, we have all felt as though we were born into the wrong age. That maybe we should have or could have lived during medieval times or even in the future. For me, I think it was the 1930’s and 40’s. Since I was a wee lad I have had a harsh affection for World War II era planes, ships, tanks, whatever. Maybe it was too much G.I.Joe or those little plastic army men, who knows. All I know, is if it was part of WWII, I like it.

Guitars, Cadillacs, Hillbilly Music ~ The Antique Automobile Club of America

Guitars, Cadillacs, Hillbilly Music ~ The Antique Automobile Club of America

As some of you know, I am the guitarist for the band Wendy Owens and Renegade.  We are a fairly successful band with 12 song CD out and have shared the stage with Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Trace Adkins, and Dierks Bentley.  This year we put away roughly 57+ shows all over New York and Pennsylvania.  One particular venue we play a 4 night stand is called “The Winner Circle Saloon” in Hershey, PA.  When we are