Traveling over the years, I have always carried a camera with me. If friends asked why I was bringing the camera, I told them that if a flying saucer ever appeared, I would be ready to take a photo. Well, no extraterrestial flying saucers ever appeared, but loads of interesting places and people could be found everywhere that I traveled. In addition to the people and places, I began to shoot scenes featuring signs. I even traveled to Schneider, Indiana for a photo. My camera of choice was an SLR Nikormat with a variety of lens.
Every sign is a graphic design trying to convey a piece of information. Some sign makers say it simply and others obviously had an idea in mind, but never realized that they were creating something more intriging than just a piece of information.
I shoot in a pictoralist style, with composition formost in mind. I look at the boarders of my viewfinder and try to include everything that needs to be in the photo and avoid that which needs to remain unseen. These photos have been taken over a period of about 35 years with the hopes of doing a book someday. Since I keep getting distracted doing other books, I thought that producing a group of them as a web museum would be a better way to show them to the world. I've titled the group: