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I've been fortunate enough to have seen many incredible places this country holds dearest and attended nine different school systems before graduating from high school. I learned an appreciation for Nature, respect for its power, and understanding for the need of its protection.


My love of photography began … Read More
I've been fortunate enough to have seen many incredible places this country holds dearest and attended nine different school systems before graduating from high school. I learned an appreciation for Nature, respect for its power, and understanding for the need of its protection.


My love of photography began as a teenager with a film camera, where I was more interested in the light than the subject. The gear, like me, was poor, but once bitten I had to wander that path until I had come full circle. I shared nothing until I went to Photo school and found some incredible mentors who gave me their all. That’s when I realized that other photographers views were so diverse and personal. I found out early in school that printing is a whole discipline in itself and a way for the photographer to individualize how they saw the image. Prints are more important now than ever because I believe the photograph isn’t done until it has been printed to the highest standards. Now that digital files can be printed on fine art silver gelatin papers, photography has come full circle for me.


Over the years, my photography has evolved from simplistic, even symbolic, to complex iconic
self-fulfilling indulgences, and all the way back to minimalism. Yes, success does come from layers and layers of failures and yes everyone must experience their own pitfalls for themselves.
Only by overcoming your demons, picking yourself up, not listening to the haters, and striving in a new direction can one not be consumed by this addiction to light. I do not presume to be a better photographer than most and I realize being a professional photographer for over 30 years is no guarantee and meaningless. Now instead of looking at the works of the masters and trying to emulate them, I’m beginning to see for myself, what light and subject to photograph too tell a story, to invoke a feeling, or just enjoy. So get your camera and follow me, I can not teach you how to see, but I can show you what to look for Read Less
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard
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