Throughout my life it seems like there always has been a camera around. Starting with my first Kodak instamatic, and then my dad’s range finder, I learned the basics of exposure, the qualities of light and framing subjects to create interest. As an adult my interest in photography continued to grow, and I took the next step of working with my exposed film in the darkroom. With a home darkroom, I could experiment with various types of film and developers, enlargers, burning and dodging, filters and various other techniques. College courses, numerous seminars and workshops and hours spent under the tutelage of a master photographer, and thousands and thousands of images, shot, developed, printed and tossed, added to my skills, and increased my ability to see the correct path to a unique final image. Today, with leading edge digital cameras, lighting equipment and image processing software, I strive to create images in a way that is unique and and that captures the magic of the moment.
I will never grow out of my fascination and love of horses and their special magic. Capturing a horses personality, especially when they are with their humans, is not only my specialty but one on my life's greatest sources of joy. I use a journalistic approach to capture the essence of an event. "Tell me a story"...about a family reunion, sports event, or a special gathering of friends, keeping alive for years to come those special moments. In portraiture, I favor environmental portraiture, a person or persons in their favorite place, that makes a statement about their life and interests, versus the starkness of a studio. It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words...to me, an image can be so much more. A captured moment, can do more than elicit words. It can remind us of who we are, emotions and experiences, relationships and our journey through life. A Moment Captured Today...Enjoyed for a Lifetime of Tomorrows.