For nearly four decades I have passionately explored the world around me with a camera.
My love of photography grew out of my passion for the outdoors where I began to use the camera as a means to capture scenes in an attempt to impart to others the sense of the wonder I was feeling at being in places only few could imagine.
In college, my parents gave me a new 35mm camera and lens that increased my interest in photography and prompted me to begin a serious study of the medium. While in college I learned about the work of several great photographers, many of whom continue to inspire me. It was during these classes that I was introduced to artists such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, and Paul Caponigro whose work had a profound impact on my desire to improve my photographic skills and vision.
My studies continue to this day and I have been lucky enough to take several workshops from many of the photographers who have been an influence on me (Howard Bond, John Sexton, Ray McSavaney, and Alan Ross). I cannot thank them enough as they continue to offer words of encouragement and assistance whenever I ask.
With an active family and busy work life, photography is as important now, if not more so, as it was many years ago. Photography allows me to find quiet in the chaos of my day. It allows me to focus on a singular moment and thus separate myself from the stress of work and the world. This may seem cliché but I actually think photography makes me a better husband, father, and person as it helps me understand the moment is fleeting and we should make the most of the few moments we have.