Born into a military family in 1956, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany (that's him in the lederhosen). Fortunately, his parents took the family on outings almost every weekend, hiking in the desert, horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions.

After moving back with his family to the U.S., Harold began photographing nature. As a young teenager, he bought his first camera, a GAF Instamatic. He still has the camera today.

Harold earned a B.F.A from Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1978, after which he produced fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years.

In 1987, Harold opened a commercial photography studio, where he has been creating images for national clients. In his studio, Harold has been perfecting the unusual and difficult technique of light painting for over 30 years, and his clients seek him out for the unparalleled look he brings to a photograph.

In recent years, Harold has once again been concentrating on his fine art photography, in which he employs his light painting techniques.