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Who Am I?

There is something in nature that I find irresistible. It's not nature itself, but that which is revealed through it. Many of the old thinkers called it natural revelation. And it is this that draws me to the outdoors and kindles my passion for exploration. While I cannot convey the smells, sounds, and feel of creation, I can attempt to convey the sights through my photographical endeavors. As a resident of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, most of my subject material consists of the surrounding wilderness—a wilderness which contains every landscape imaginable. While many nature photographers today are satisfied to view their images of the grand landscapes on six inch screens, I find greater satisfaction in consummating an image in the form of a large print to be hung on the wall.


Landscape photography is an interesting enterprise in that it encompasses two diverse worlds: the wilderness and the studio. Nature and technology converge throughout the entire process of producing a wilderness image. A landscape photographer must therefore have the spirit of a bush man and the spirit of a computer nerd to make compelling and successful art. I love both of these two worlds and spend a considerable amount of time in each one of them. I consider my work to be art, with the intention of conveying a surreal interpretation of the scene I had photographed. While I have high regards for documentary photography, I do not pursue it in my own photographic style. I take creative liberties in my post-processing workflow, but I do not alter any permanent subject material that is fundamental to the scene as it looks in real life. My creative manipulation is largely confined to the contingent and changing elements of the scene (light, color, tones, etc.). The camera is simply an instrument by which I seek to accomplish my creative endeavors. Aside from photography I enjoy reading, serving in my church, and enjoying life with my wife, Jen.


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