Ron earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from MIT in 1965 and ran a molecular biology research lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Seattle) until 2002 when he retired to pursue photography full time. He continues his interest in lab work in his photography by making palladium, wet collodion, and gum over palladium prints. All of these prints are time and labor intensive, each one made by hand, thus each one unique.
Ron is also the author of numerous articles and books on the processes for creating digital negatives for use in alternative print making. Ron is also a collector of antique large format cameras and lenses, and puts them all to use in his varied photographic interests.
View Camera Magazine, an article on QTR and digital negatives in the August/September 2010 issue.