“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
— Jonathan Swift
I have been making photographs, both personally and professionally, since college. The equipment and processes I use now are quite different, but my approach is really the same.
My main goal is to surprise the viewer's eye with dramatic portrayals of real places and actual things that appear to be both utterly realistic and subtly fantastic.
I know that's a lot to ask of a photograph, but I think that’s what they’re for.
Through the years, I have used film cameras of many sizes, films of various kinds, and digital gear dating to a now-primitive Nikon D100 in 2002.
The work shown on these pages ranges from 35 millimeter and 6x7 negative and slide film, to digital images in many resolutions.
I try not to cultivate a style. Yet I always gravitate toward dramatic compositions with lots of dynamic range and, more important, images that are fun to look at.
Pictured above is Amos, our much-loved Golden Retriever, who recently passed on at age 13.
Luckily, Amos led a long and happy life, chock full of tennis balls, stuffed toys, homemade food and endless affection from (and for) everyone he met.
Among other important lessons, Amos taught me to see the world afresh every time I look at it. This comes in handy when taking photographs.