About Me

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Too many years ago, when I was a young Army Second Lieutenant stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, a friend encouraged me to try photography. I bought a camera and even dabbled with processing my own photographs in a dark room.  For some long forgotten reason, I put the camera down and lost interest in photography.

Fast forward to 2011. My wife and I are doing more international traveling. I decide I need something more than a point and shoot camera and purchased a Canon DSLR. Over time I became frustrated with the quality of my photographs and the limitations of using the "Auto" setting on the camera

In 2013 I experienced a very emotional, life changing event. I enrolled in a Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures workshop in Death Valley.  Professional photographers Margo Pinkerton and husband Arnie Zann, conduct these workshops, and patiently taught me how to "see" better. I learned to appreciate the magic of light and the mystery of shadow. Margo and Arnie are now dear friends and cherished mentors. 

Even though I've only been photographing seriously for a relatively short period of time, I find myself absolutely passionate about and consumed with photography.  I have primarily focused on landscape photography yet after two trips to Cuba, I find myself interested in photographing people in the course of their everyday lives. I've also rediscovered my long lost love for black and white photography as well as abstract photography.  

I strive to not only capture the scene in front of me but also the emotions I’m feeling at the time. In viewing my photographs, I hope to transport you to that special place, to stimulate your emotions and envision what it might have been like to be standing there with me.