Jerry bought his first SLR camera in 1975 and taught himself how to use it during trips through the Orient and hiking the Appalachian trail in Maine and New Hampshire. But it wasn’t until 2002 that photography became his passion.
By 2004, Jerry became serious about developing his art. After upgrading his equipment, he began taking formal instruction in compositional techniques. That was the year he started his photography blog to document his artistic progress. By 2008, Jerry took the first of his courses with photographer Mallorie Ostrowitz who opened his photographic eyes to the artistic world of abstraction.
Also in 2008, Jerry spent a day of digital darkroom and printing training, one-on-one, with Michael Reichmann, the founder of the Luminous Landscape website.
In 2010, Jerry attended a John Paul Caponigro creativity workshop. John Paul gave him the courage to continuously push beyond the boundaries of his comfort zone in order to sustain growth as an artist. He was also personally selected to become a member of his Next Steppers artistic community.
Currently, Jerry’s photography is only the starting point for his visual art. He prefers to work in a story or series, rather than only with separate images.