Photography has been an important part of my life since early childhood. With a camera in my hands, I’ve pursued a much more intimate visual relationship with the world than I might have otherwise. There is so much beauty around us in color, form and motion… and through photography I’ve grown to appreciate life in an emotional context that never ceases to amaze me.
My photography journey began while I was serving with the Army in Vietnam in 1969-70. I carried a small point and shoot film camera documenting my experiences during the war. I took my first photography classes in college, but decided to focus my studies on the natural sciences. I began my career as a Park Ranger and worked for the National Park Service for several years, mostly in Yosemite. I eventually moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the next 22 years. A career dedicated to protecting our natural resources and the environment, as well as a passion for outdoor adventure sports molded my photographic interests over the years.
In 2018, my wife and I moved to the Portland area to be closer to family and we have grown to love the Pacific Northwest. I spend much of my time exploring recreational and photographic opportunities.