I utilized photography early on in my development as an artist. Running a genetics lab at Columbia University for over 11 years, it was there when I was introduced to photographic development in the darkroom before digital media production was readily available, as well as, getting daily hand's on use of the first versions of Photoshop.
I was an very early adopter of digital photography, surreptitiously buying my first digital camera from a Sony employee before the market was aware. My early works were reproductions in charcoal on paper and wood of my black and white photographs shot with a Pentax SLR and black and white Ilford HP5 film. It was then manipulated repeatedly after the darkroom through such items as scanners and photocopiers, and later in software. Photography eventually matured into its own medium in my oeuvre.