I have enjoyed photography since childhood, when I purchased my first camera from a coupon on the back of a comic book. As a youngster, my dream was to have a darkroom; I joined the photography club in high school and used their darkroom to make pictures. Before the digital era, my preferred medium was Kodachrome slides.
Today, we are fortunate to live in an era where the darkroom and Kodachrome slides have been replaced by a computer; chemical baths have been replaced by an endless selection of fine art photo paper and printers that make stunning prints; and applications such as Lightroom and Photoshop allow folks like me to express their artistry.
I use Sony A-77 and A-77ii 24 megapixel cameras, and shoot most of my wildlife photos with a 70-400mm zoom lens which allows me to get close without getting too close.
I only shoot in RAW format and do very little post-processing other than adjusting levels to bring out the details in the shadows and highlights. With the exception of composite images such as the lunar eclipses, you won’t find anything on my photographs that wasn’t there when I captured the image.
I like to print my own photographs on an Epson photo printer and my preferred medium is metallic paper. While many different media are available here on this web site, my photography is best experienced on metallic paper, metal or FujiFlex on Acrylic. If you have any questions or wish to order a custom print in a format not offered here, just use the contact form or email to drop me a note and let me know what you need.
I get inspiration from Ansel Adams; his contributions through photography as a wilderness advocate and environmentalist are immeasurable. In my photography I capture experiences and feelings and take them home with me. I'm not satisfied with just capturing the beauty of the scene; the image must bring back the same deep emotions I felt when I captured it.
But sometimes those emotions are not just about beauty. Our wildlife is in peril, and our environment is being damaged more and more each day by human carelessness. I have cared deeply about these things all my life and these are the stories I try to convey through photography.
My work may be seen and appreciated in person at two Phoenix-area art galleries. Please visit the Fountain Hills Artists Gallery, 16858 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, Arizona, or On The Edge, 7050 E 5th Ave., Scottsdale, Arizona. For other purchase options, visit my store on Amazon.com.