I have been taking pictures all my life. My black and white photos of New York city in the 1960's are gone as are many of the thousands of slides from the next thirty years. But over the past decade have made a conscious decision to become more of a digital artist. I have a great imagination, and do not fear changing my pictures until they are more interesting and visually striking. This includes combining elements from my different photos into a new image. Sometimes I make as many as one hundred variations on the same image until it seems right. I also realized that I don't have to be restricted by reality, color, size; or shape. When reality doesn't live up to expectations then change the reality.