As a native of Northeast Ohio, currently residing in Avon, Bruce's photographic background stems from over 30 years of experience on multiple levels including staff and freelance positions with various publications, modeling agencies, and entertainment venues as well as self-employment within the photographic processing and portrait industry as a former lab and studio owner in Westlake, Ohio. In addition, Bruce was bestowed the honor of being personally selected by Alison Shaw, nationally acclaimed photographer residing on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, as her teaching assistant for her annual photography workshops for the last eleven years. While at home in Ohio, Bruce spends much of his free time in the summer months enjoying the beauty of Lake Erie by land and water.
As an extension of his regular gallery exhibitions, Bruce spent a recent summer on the art show circuit completing 15 consecutive shows from St. Louis to new York including the country's largest art fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan, "The State Street Fair". Bruce was honored as State Street’s featured artist for his image "Tuscany" which was subsequently used on all promo materials for the fair. Bruce's images have also been featured in the prestigious Photographer's Forum Magazine as well as in numerous other publications.
Remaining somewhat of a purist to the belief that images should be created through the lens, not the computer, Bruce's aim is always to shoot for the final desired result and believes that heavy manipulation through Photoshop changes the art form from photography to digital art. “White Water”, for example, was captured with Fuji Velvia film on a foggy morning on Martha’s Vineyard when the fog had just lifted from the surface of the water while casting a white reflection back on the water. The original slide looks exactly like the image before you.
Bruce's film of choice for many years was Fuji Film's Velvia transparency film. In the early part of 2006, Bruce converted to digital photography and he currently utilizes Canon equipment. Past cameras have included Pentax 67, Pentax 645, Nikon, and Canon bodies. However, regardless of how much money one spends on a camera, Bruce is a firm believer that great images are created in the mind, not the camera.