I was born in Santa Rosa, California in 1950 and was brought up on a cattle ranch in Ventura County. After leaving UCLA in 1970, I lived in various places, worked various jobs and traveled before moving to Paris in 1973, where I worked as a translator/interpreter. There, I met and later married my wife, Catherine Elzas-Beilin. We moved back to California in 1980 and now live separately. We have two adult daughters. I'm a real-estate broker working for an investment management company. She is a painter of abstract watercolors.
Other than two published by the local paper at the age of 16 and 17 and another of a Chicago news dealer in a journalism review in 1975, these photographs have not been published before.
« Le Village de Novis Depuis 1976 » ("The Village of Novis since 1976"), Maison du Tourisme, Sévérac-le-Château, France, August 2003