The Night Skye website is named for my son Skye, who is named for the Isle of Skye in western Scotland. I fell in love with the Isle of Skye on my first brief visit there in 1995, and have returned many times since. In 2003, I developed an itinerary for a 10 day photo tour to the Isle of Skye and Orkney, and have led groups of photographers on annual trips to Scotland ever since. My tours are open to photographers of all levels, and provide one on one instruction in the field for both film and digital photographers. These small group tours are often planned around a full moon, and we always photograph at night as much as during the day. I also offer tours to Iceland, Cuba, and Ireland, and lead photo workshops in various locations around the United States.
In 1989, I moved from Baltimore to San Francisco to study night photography with Steve Harper at the Academy of Art University, where I found my calling. Ever since then, most of my photographs have been made at night. Nocturnal by nature, I have always felt most alive after dark. Night photography is compelling for many reasons, but for me it is mostly that I feel more connected to the world at night. My romantic nature identifies with the quiet, the solitude, and the mystery long associated with the night, as portrayed in throughout centuries by artists like Bosch, Breughel, Rembrandt, Chopin, Brassai, and the great Michael Kenna.
I have been teaching night photography workshops and classes since 1997, and have been on the faculty of the New England School of Photography in Boston since 2000. I have also taught for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Houston Center for Photography, Rayko Photo Center, The Cape Cod Photo Workshops, and dozens of camera clubs. I have also presented and taught at the Photo Plus Expo in New York, The School of Visual Arts in NY, B&H Event Space, and The New England Camera Club Council among others.
I welcome your questions and comments, and respond to all as time permits.