I prefer natural subjects for my work — landscapes, seascapes, plants and wildlife. I strive to capture the beauty and variety of nature in images that encourage an emotional response to the world around us, whether it’s the tranquility of a gentle stream, the awe-inspiring grandeur of a majestic alpine vista, or simply a renewed appreciation for the beauty of an everyday object.
I have been involved in semi-professional photography on and off for over 15 years. I started off shooting air shows, car rallies, and white-water rafting, but over time realized that nature photography was my calling. After starting out with a 35mm film SLR, in 2004 I joined the "digital revolution", and now use exclusively Canon digital equipment to capture my images.
Living in western Washington has given me a great appreciation for the beauty and diversity of the natural world. I grew up in the Seattle area, and spent many happy days as a youth hiking and camping in the mountains, along the beaches, and in the forests of the Northwest. I now seek to capture the splendor of those wild and scenic places in my images. A lifelong native of the region, I currently live in Renton, Washington, with my daughter and three cats.
In addition to showing my work in galleries and other outlets in the Seattle area and around the country, my work has been published in print. Recent credits include:
Best of Photography 2009 photo annual, by Photographer’s Forum Magazine
Smith-Western Co., postcard 2008
Life Images Magazine, 2008, full page image
Bellevue Botanical Garden, 2007 calendar, 4 full-page images
National Geographic Magazine 2006