About the Photographer
I grew up in Southern Ohio, mostly in a rural area. We lived outside of the city, and my immediate back yard was three acres of fields and trees. Beyond that was the Shawnee State Forest where I spent most of my time. I learned to study things close and far with a growing understanding that change happens even to the most immovable object. Light, shadow and the effects of time are the only constants.
The small town nearby had only one place of interest to me ‒ an old-time photography shop filled with view cameras and giant tripods. It was the only thing that drew me out of the woods. Once I picked up a camera I found that photography could help me capture light, shadow and time to express both my clarity and my confusion about change in the world.
By good fortune the nearest college was Ohio University, which at that time had one of the few fine art photography programs in the country. I absorbed a lot there, but I mostly I remember when I briefly studied with Minor White in Cambridge. He left a lasting impression on my visual aesthetics and my philosophy of life.
Two of the lessons Minor taught me were that looking is not the same as seeing and that photographing something is not the same as recording a reality. Those lessons are at the heart of much of my photography today.
My images have appeared in many publications, including Color Magazine, Camera Arts, Silvershotz, Focus Magazine, Natures Best Photography, GEO, High Desert Journal, Photo Media and in magazines of The Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife and other environmental journals. Over the past ten years my photos have been exhibited in public and private galleries across the country, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History.
If you're interested in my work and would like to contact me, here's how to reach me. I work alone and sometimes am away from my office for extended periods, so please be patient if I don't respond right away. If I'll be out of contact for more than a couple of weeks, I've leave an auto-responder on my email letting you know when I'll return.