Welcome and thank you for having a look at my photographs. I have been interested in photography since I was 14 when I used my Mom’s camera to take my first pictures. I took a photography class in High School and learned how to shoot, develop and print black and white 35mm film. I bought my first 35mm camera when I was 16. I worked in several photography labs while I was in college. I loved working in the darkroom and could work 12 hours straight without getting tired. I still love the idea of creating something from nothing. I started using digital cameras over 20 years ago. I feel that the digital darkroom is a more fun than a film darkroom. You can do things with digital negatives that you could never do with film.
I am a very visual person. Everything I see is a photograph that inspires me. I am moved by design whether it is natural or man-made. I love to look at flowers up close and see their color, lines and details. I love to look at a buildings angles and colors and how light plays on them. I look at the light, shadows and shapes of the object or scene. I look at the entire object or scene and then parts of it until I find something that catches my eye. I don’t force an object or scene to produce an image. Sometimes I will just start taking pictures at different angles and distances. Sometimes I won’t see anything until I process the image. My images are like time capsules. They capture a moment in time that will not happen again. I think a lot of people miss those moments when nature is at its best. They miss the beauty that surrounds us because they are moving too fast. I want my work to show people what they missed. I want them to be touched by the wonder and beauty that is around us.