I started in photography in 1960, when I was 15 years old. During the next 45 years I mostly pursued an academic career in human anatomy and cell biology, using photography as a research tool in light- and electron-microscopy. I retired from the University of New Mexico in 2005, in order to make photography my principle occupation. Over the years I have been inspired by Edward Weston, Paul Strand, Gene Smith, Ansel Adams, Minor White, and other photographers whose pictures have suggested meanings that go beyond the content of the photographs and that are difficult or impossible to express in words. My intention as a photographer is to make pictures that create such possibilities for the viewer.