Over the years my equipment has grown more complex and
heavier but I view each piece of equipment as a painter would a particular brush or canvas in that they are a means to the
same end. Photography, in its purest form, tries to capture what the photographer sees, accurately
and creatively. I try to create an image that represents the visual and emotional impact the scene has
for me. Photography has helped me "smell the roses" by forcing me to look at the wonderful details
in the world around us. I enjoy selecting the most interesting of those images and sharing them with others,
perhaps enabling them to gain a new perspective.
subject focus is heavily weighted towards nature with an emphasis on wildlife and scenic images. I enjoy
people shots and interesting man-made creations as well. For scenic images, I seek out interesting patterns
of light, sky, land and water that are pleasing to the eye. I love to observe animals and, where possible,
have a personal connection with them. While I do enjoy watching and photographing people, I prefer candid
shots where I can capture the individual in a more natural manner.
I do commissioned work, and I have exhibited at galleries in Michigan, Minnesota
I shoot strictly in color
and decide in the digital darkroom whether the image is best in color, black & white or toned. Sometimes
I believe it works in two forms and offer both.