in executive, wedding and landscape photography, Kirk attributes
his success in producing stunning photos to his ability to “connect”
with his subjects.
made my first darkroom using my mother's cereal bowls for trays
and a piece of glass and a light bulb for contact prints. I
"dodged and burned" for hours under a dim red light.
I bought film in 100' rolls and photographed just about everything,
from postage stamps to clouds, with all kinds and sizes of cameras.
The George Eastman House was my hangout. While other kids played
baseball, I took pictures. I taught photography and
printing at a junior high in Rochester.
went to school for electronics on the cusp of the digital age,
which gave me a foundation in computers. I also studied graphics
when we were still using Exacto knives and wax for a perfect
layout (literal cut & paste). Along came desktop publishing
and developing applications. Who would have imagined Photoshop?
an ordinary lifestyle, I lived on a sailboat for 20 years, photographing
the waters from Nova Scotia to Trinidad and the Caribbean Sea.
In my compressed studio aboard ship, I processed film and designed
graphics for a business based in Texas. As a result, I became
an expert in telecommunications technology and the web. See