Growing up in Chicago, it was eye-opening when I came out West on my own at the age of 16. The freedom of adulthood, combined with the joy of discovering beautiful new places fueled an intense passion that has never left. In the West I found amazing and diverse landscapes all around, and have been driven to share these discoveries through photography ever since.
I still own the Agfa 35mm rangefinder I was given in 1980, and in 1987 bought my first Nikon SLR. I have a closet filled with slides from the pre-digital era. I currently shoot with a full-frame Nikon D810, and although I have automatic lenses, I prefer using my manual lenses from the 35mm days.
I strive for bold, yet natural subject renderings, almost entirely from single images (versus composites), and bring the scene “back to life” in Lightroom and Adobe CC, paying meticulous attention to detail. If the lighting and colors look real, if the composition conveys the inspiration that caused me to capture and process the image in the first place, I feel I have succeeded.
Website is portfolio only. Regionally represented by the following galleries:
Northern California: Chico Paper Company, 345 Broadway, Chico
Southern Oregon: Houston's Custom Framing and Fine Arts, 270 E. Main, Ashland
Sacramento Area: American Visions Art Gallery, 705 Sutter St., Folsom
Please contact the galleries or me for commission pricing or print inquiries.