Kelly, my wife and I.

Kelly, my wife and I.

Bio

                I was born in Coos Bay and raised in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Klamath Falls Oregon.  While living there I was introduced to the beauty of the great outdoors but it was the Rocky Mountains of western Montana where I really learned to appreciate the wilderness and the adventures that come with it. I received my degrees in Criminology and Communication Studies from the University of Montana before moving to Aspen Colorado to be a ski bum and find my wife, Kelly.    

                Photography has always been a part of my life.  I was fascinated and intrigued by photos.  I loved seeing how other people viewed the world, seeing their interpretation of a scene, whether it was a perfect landscape scene, or an amazing creation in the studio.  However, it was not until I bought my first DSLR camera that I got serious about learning the craft of photography.  After learning and making photos for a couple of years it occurred to me that photography could be more than a hobby.  The idea of making my love of photography into a career has inspired me to further my education, to master my craft.  Back to school I went.  

                I love that everyday and every shoot is unique.  I strive to discover and fabricate photos from the inspiration I get from the world I live in and love.

    Artist Statement

                “When god made the eagle, he gave him the sky as a domain.  The eagle has then nested on the highest crag, where the storms threaten every day.  For food he flies through miles of rain, snow, sleet and wind.  He screams his defiance at the elements, and goes about his own life.  When aroused, he’s a vicious foe to his enemies”. 

                I am the eagle, soaring through life, fighting all the elements and using photography to share what I see and what I create.  Just like the great Ansel Adams I don’t want to just “take” photos, I want to “make” photos.  By using digital technology in the studio and on location, I can create an image that I envision.  This is the approach I will bring when working commercially.  I want to share with the world what I see when soaring through life.  Life passes so quickly you must leave images behind for the world to see.