Phil has been seriously engaged in photography for about twenty years, although it has been a significant interest and
hobby for nearly fifty years, starting with an ancient twin-lens reflex and a temporary darkroom set up the bathroom.
Phil was the only photographer to have an image in the top 10 of both categories (people and places) of the 2002 Atlanta Journal and
Constitution Travel Photography Contest. His work has been displayed in numerous one-man shows, and his images have appeared in several
publications, most notably, Wine Spectator.
He has received purchase awards from the "Slow Exposures" photography exhibit in Pike County, where his work is on permanent display.
Other works have been purchased by O'Charly's restaurant in Cumming. His work has been juried into
many shows and exhibits including the Roswell Photographic Society, the Sawnee Artists Association and others. In 2007, Phil won the
Roswell Photographic Society's "Photographer of the Year" for projected images. Most recently, Phil was selected as one of approximately
twenty photographers to exhibit two large-scale prints in the new international concourse of Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.
For the past four years, Phil and his wife, Janet, have been the chairpersons for the "Through The Lens" photography exhibition.
Sponsored by the Sawnee Artists Association, "Through The Lens" is the first and only on-going, all fine art photography exhibit in
Phil has taught many students in his class, "The Art of Digital Photography." This class balances technology and creativity
and gives students an understanding that they, not the camera, create strong images. Phil has recently introduced a new class, "More
Art of Digital Photography," which is designed to enhance and expand students' technical and vision skills.
Phil has attended several photography seminars and workshops presented by George Lepp, Craig Tanner, Judith Pishnery, Larry Winslett,
The Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and the Photography Weekend at Grandfather Mountain.
Phil's primary photography genre is travel. He has traveled and photographed in France (Paris, Loire, Alsace, Nice, Burgundy) Ireland,
Costa Rica, Peru, China, Nova Scotia, Italy as well as here at home in Maine, Colorado, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Georgia.