Born and raised in northern Ohio, and Key West becoming a second home and photography growing into his passion, opening one of Key West’s premier galleries was inevitable.
As a high school student studying photography, shooting and developing black and white film, he along with the rest of the world became fan and a study of Ansel Adams. The transition to full color photography was destined as his favorite place in the world Key West was filled with turquoise blue waters, brilliant green palm trees, and blended blue skies.
His first gallery, Key West Art Gallery & Gifts on Green St, set the foundation for the move to Duval Street and the creation of Art On Duval Key West, A Procaccini Gallery.
His travels have given him the opportunity to fall in love with landscapes from all over the world and yet his love of Key West always bring him back. One of his earliest and fondest memories of the keys was as a young boy traveling across the 7 Miles bridge for the first time. As the co-pilot of his family’s motor home; he was amazed about traveling over the ocean on a bridge so narrow it was hard to believe two vehicle passing did not hit each other. Although, his father did pull in his side mirror almost immediately arriving on the bridge.
The love of everything Key West, the artists, photographers, musicians, writers and all of the quirky characters combined are some of the many reasons why this little island has a permanent hold on his life.