"It was one clear night in October 1957 that the Sputnik satellite circled the Earth, and I viewed it through my small telescope as it orbited overhead. This was the beginning of the “space race”, and also the onset of my passion for space and astronomy.”
"I relocated from Delaware to Arizona. I was no longer an “armchair” astronomer - I had arrived in the land of open desert spaces far from cities, and majestic clear night skies!"
"To escape the nightly light dome of nearby Phoenix, I travel up to 300 miles to dark sites during the New Moon to set up my equipment and camp for week or so several times each year. Most of the objects I image are in our galaxy, the Milky Way."
"When people see my images for the first time, they are surprised that my images are captured from the ground rather than from space, and that space has such amazing and colorful objects!"
"Some people are drawn to the colors and composition, while others are enamored with the highly technical, scientific nature of my work. In all cases, they admire the blending of art and science into amazing contemporary works of art."