At his roots, Harold is a photographer that has been lured into the painter’s realm by the digital medium. The graphic quality of his art is the result of his education as a photographic illustrator from Art Center College of Design, a career in advertising photography, art and graphic design classes at LBCC, and the study of art history. To the traditional photographer, the image as captured by the camera is the “sacred” element, for Harold it is only the beginning. Anything in the image that takes away from the essence of that image has to be dealt with. Typically he makes hundreds of changes; simplifying, eliminating or exaggerating elements within an image. Each of these alterations move the image away from its photographic roots and closer to something a painter might create. Harold prints his own images with archival inks on textured fine arts paper and canvas.