About Eric


  I was born in Brooklyn, NY, but grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island, which is just 35 short minutes from downtown Manhattan................or 12 hours with traffic.

  In 1964, I was aspiring to become a famous jazz guitarist and architect. But in 1966, the government decided I should take a cruise to Vietnam, play guitar in the Navy band and study cooking instead.  As a Navy chef, I had every other day off and traveled to many exotic lands which got me interested in photography.

After 3 yrs, 9 mos, 7 days and 14 hrs of Navy duty, I enrolled at the famous NY Institute of Photography in Manhattan to study commercial photography and later obtained a position as a catalogue commercial photographer.  For 3 years, I shot products for advertising,  brochures and magazines, which was a great learning experience.

Still searching for the perfect job, I became a NY corporate photographer with the prestigious Sperry Gyroscope Corporation for almost 20 years.  Lockheed Martin then contracted me to photograph nuclear submarines, radar sites, and other military and manufacturing locations for public relations, marketing brochures, and tech manuals. 

Now living In Sarasota, FL and having an architectural and industrial background, I photograph artwork, sculptures and shoot commercial work for brochures and websites. I also helped create one of the finest real estate photography companies in the business, photographing commercial and residential properties. 

As my passion for photography keeps growing, so does the subject matter.  After being around military hardware, I am intrigued and drawn to photographing large industrial machinery, boats, trains, planes, motorcycles, and anything that moves.

As much as I love crawling around manufacturing sites, ship yards, train yards and hanging off radar towers, I also love fine art, travel and panorama photography.  There is something  so relaxing and tranquil about shooting landscape and seascapes.



While on assignment or talking to photography lovers, I’m constantly asked what cameras or equipment I use to shoot the image.  The real question should be “how did I shoot the image.”

So many amateurs and new photographers starting out, think buying expensive cameras and equipment will make them a great photographer.…….....…nothing could be further from the truth! 

It is truly the photographer and his knowledge that creates the image, not the camera.  The equipment (like the brushes of an artist) are only the tools to get the results..............Of course, being incredibly wealthy and having hi-end equipment will certainly make the job and your life much easier. 

I use many technical and hi-end cameras for architectural, commercial and industrial images, which include:  Corfield WA 6x7 PC, Hasselblads, Wista technical, Sinar, Cambo and Horseman view cameras, Mamiya 7ll, a special XPan Panorama and Nikons.   For lighting, I use Elinchrom, Plume Wafers, Northlight, Speedotron, Quantum and Nikon with many accessories. 

Since tripods are subjective, and one of the most used pieces of equipment in the field, you must try many to know what feels comfortable.  I prefer carbon and wood and use special heads with quick release mounts.   In the studio, nothing beats the comfort and convenience  of a  Cambo camera stand.

Many times, in-camera meters can be fooled.  So, I often use special Sekonic hand meters with radio transmitters to get the best exposure. 

Now that I have transitioned from film into Digital, I am still a Nikon user, until Hasselblad comes out with an affordable system (under a billion dollars).  I feel Nikon lenses are still some of the finest 35mm available………….. But, if you love to shoot fine art, and incredibly wealthy or win the lottery, Leica, the “Rolls Royce” of 35mm cameras, makes some of the finest optics on the planet and would be my first choice in a DSLR /rangefinder system.