Zion National Park
About 15 years ago I decided to take a cross country drive on the way to Las Vegas, instead of flying. I’d seen images of the Southwest; however, it wasn’t until I was face-to-face with these vistas that I realized how impossible it would be to describe these locales, let alone attempt to capture their scale, beauty and magnificence. My first glimpse of the Grand Canyon brought me to silent tears as my breath escaped me. I was immediately drawn to finding a way to capture this majesty for others to view, feel, experience.
At first, this was a personal passion, shared selectively with others. Becoming a professional photographer was like many things in life, placed it on the back burner in order to secure a career. After 25 years working in the broadcasting & new-media industry, I decided to change my tactic. Instead of working to make someone else successful, I decided to work for myself. I embraced my love of photography and, utilizing my 20+ years of experience as a visual communicator, I endeavor to share with others my unique perspective of this stunning world in which we live. I have photographed images in Ireland, Australia, Mexico, Canada, The Islands of Hawaii & forty-six other states. My most profound inspiration still comes from the Desert Southwest & the Colorado Plateau.
For me, the essence of photography is the ability to capture light and then transfer that same light onto a permanent medium. The challenge is making sure what I see and feel in nature and what I print are as similar as possible. I find this challenge to be extremely interesting. How the image is shot, the post-processing methods, and the medium it’s placed upon are some methods I use to define my work. All of my prints are photographic prints made by exposing photo sensitive materials to light. Light that has been captured in the natural world. I do not produce inkjet or giclee prints made by spraying ink onto paper or canvas.
I want to share my unique perspective on this beautiful world upon which we live… I want this light to move you.