“What I like best about photography is that it motivates and inspires me to
express my perception of an idea, image or spontaneous thought and
produce a photographic image that will inspire, give pause, and or cause
one to think and create a conversation.”
Al started as a video/film production major at a local community college. After being behind the camera for several semesters he realized that he would rather shoot still photography. Al switched majors in 1988 and never looked back. Starting as a full time commercial photographer’s assistant he eventually made the transition to a full time, self-employed photographer.
Al has photographed everything from portraits, headshots, weddings, pets, product, architecture, documentary journalism and his
personal projects. When he’s not photographing you may find Al wandering the streets of Baltimore, always with a camera, meeting people and making conversation with some new friends. “Everyone has a story and I’m not afraid to start a conversation with someone and ask to shoot their portrait on the spot doing what they do.”
When he’s not wandering you can find him absorbed within a library looking for some obscure photo book, or sitting in quiet park practicing his harmonica skills with whoever dares to listen, always with a camera nearby.