Artist’s Statement


At an early age, I saved all my allowance until I could by my first real camera, a 35mm SLR. From that time I have been fascinated by the camera’s unique ability to portray light and shadow. I feel it important for the images I make to do more than document an event or object at some point in time. Images should tell a story. Composition leads the viewer’s eye through that story and explains the vision of the photographer. When I take a photograph, I am concerned about the light and shadow, the foreground and background, color and contrast.

Scenic and wildlife photography has been my primary interest for many years. Capturing the beauty of nature in the large and small scale is a way to remind viewers to slow down and look around in this hectic world. In the last few years I have been exploring the world of natural abstracts, where the interplay of light, shadow and reflection create something truly magical.