| Photography has been a hobby for a good portion of my adult life. Delving into different aspects of it – moving from photographing landscapes to models to jazz musicians and artists – always finding different parts of everyday life that sustain my passion for photography. After taking a break for a few years, retirement in 2013 provided the chance to rekindle my love of photography. I have time to explore new avenues, branching out into a fine arts approach, learning how to use software to manipulate photos to create different versions of the original image, and resuming teaching at the College of Lake County. Experimenting with different techniques and taking advantage of available technologies has opened new worlds to explore. I no longer consider myself a photographer, but an artist using photography as my medium.