He was teethed in the snarly jaws of the entertainment industry. He has co-starred in 28 films directed by the masters: Hitchcock, Wyler, Walsh and Curtiz. He has starred on and off Broadway. As director of sixteen New York plays and musicals as well as on PBS and BBC, he has won critical accolades from The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, and The New Yorker.
He has directed/coached eleven Oscar, Emmy and Tony winners and nominees including Johnny Depp, Lily Tomlin, Nicholas Cage and Josh Brolin. Among the awards in his multiple careers are an Emmy and an Obie.
He shifted from the entertainment business to travel photo/journalism. Having covered all seven continents and 107 countries he is considered one of the most traveled professionals in his field. His specialties: exotic destinations and events that have evolved into his passionate interests of preserving the valuable cultural traditions of those destinations. His photographs and stories are seen in twenty- seven international publications: Conde Nast Traveler, Chicago Tribune, etc. He is a contract photographer for Lonely Planet Images and is regularly interviewed on Sirius, XM Satellite and Discovery Channel Radio that have an audience of 12,000,000 listeners. His images are in galleries in Mexico City, Bogota, and Toronto.
His mission: "In this complex world my mind and eye seek out the simple and pristine as it relates to man, This quest drives me to increasingly remote destinations to discover places untarnished by man or nature. In doing this I try to envision how simple life might be." In both images and language he holds a mirror up to the exotic destinations to produce a scope rarely equaled.