About

My Background
My profession is healthcare. I am CEO of a large, non-profit community health center in Los Angeles. Besides my family, my passion is photography. It started long ago with a Honeywell Pentax SP IIa (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentax_Spotmatic) but waned as my family and career took center stage. Also, I found myself spending hours in the darkroom to get the perfect print!

Fast forward many years. The kids grew up, left home, and I discovered digital photography. Though I continue to work in my day job, an empty nest and a supportive wife (also a photographer) have given me time to explore my right-brain again.

I am still working on finding my “vision” with the camera, but I feel that I’m now at a point where I can share the process of finding it. As you will see from my work on this site, my focus is on travel, people, the street, and the iPhone. Sometimes it’s a project; other times it’s just an interesting image. I hope you enjoy my work. Let me know what you think. Photos are available for purchase-see store section of web site.

Classes Taken
Night Photography – Santa Monica City College
Cold Winter Nights – Pierce College
Photojournalism – UCLA Extension
National Geographic Travel Photography Seminar
Finding Your Vision-The Julia Dean Photo Workshops (A special thanks to Aline Smithson, http://alinesmithson.com, who taught this class and helped me find some of my vision.)
Sharpening Your Photographic Vision – The Los Angeles Center of Photography. Taught by Sam Abell. December 2015

Exhibitions/Collections
Photographic Exhibit. RAND Corporation. Santa Monica, CA, 2011-12 (Joint exhibit with Neala Coan)
The Next: Emerging L.A. Artists. The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, 2012
In the Collection of La Cascade, Durfort, France
Street Shooting in Los Angeles and Around the World, Julia Dean Gallery, 2013
Farewell to Carl. Exhibit of Photos Taken by Carl & Neala Coan, Los Angeles, 2014
Tanzania: Every Day Beauty, Every Day is a Challenge, The Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, 2014 (Joint exhibit with Neala Coan)

Photo Books Published
Abandoned Shoes: Blurb.com 2013: http://www.blurb.com/books/4327773-abandoned-shoes
The American Flag: Images From Traditional to Absurd,
http://www.blurb.com/books/3014221-the-american-flag
Israel 2008: Blurb.com. 2008 (Co-Authored with Neala Coan) http://www.blurb.com/b/1298588-israel-2008
Italy 2004: iBooks.com. 2004 (Co-Authored with Neala Coan)

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