About Leaning Ladder

About me:  Based in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, I’m an avid photo enthusiast with a passion for exploration and travel.  A History of Photography class I took in college many years ago opened my eyes to this wonderful art form.  Enthralled with the brilliant works of mid-20th century photographers like Stieglitz, Cartier-Bresson, Weston, and Ansel Adams, I bought a Pentax Spotmatic F from a friend (which I still have), and started to see the world differently.  Decades later, I’m still inspired to observe, explore, discover, and document the world around me through a lens, always searching for that often-elusive Decisive Moment.

   “There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment”

       – Henri Cartier-Bresson


About Leaning Ladder:  In 2007, while wandering through old San Juan, Puerto Rico with my first digital camera (an inexpensive Sony point-and-shoot), I spotted a 2-story tall ladder, precariously leaning on one leg, in front of a large red building with a green door and a splash of yellow to the side. A very cool scene, so I took a couple shots.  Months later, while viewing the photos again, I became mesmerized by that ladder.  Who put it there, and how long had it been there like this?  Was it coincidental I stumbled across this scene…the colors, textures, the unique angle of the ladder?  Perhaps. I just knew that the photo really appealed to me.  2 years later, while searching through my photos for something unique, I selected this one to be featured on the label of a batch of wine I made.  The name stuck, and suddenly...LEANING LADDER was born!

All my photos are available for sale.  Please contact me for prices.  You can also see more of my work on Flickr.

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