I first became serious about taking photographs in the Spring of 1987. Since graduating college, I had worked many long hours honing my skills in commercial television as a Video Editor. After six years, I needed an extended break from it. So I purchased a camera and three lenses and set out on a trip around the United States for six weeks. I immediately noticed how calm and rejuvenating my time in nature felt-especially in the National Parks. I was able to transfer the visual skills I had developed in the edit room into still photos. The results were pretty good for a beginner.
Upon my return to Los Angeles, I continued on my career path, receiving new opportunities for growth and advancement as I progressed. In the years that followed, I would always take vacations and weekend getaways to places where I could be in nature and photograph it. Yet it wasn’t until 2004, at the age of 46, that I had the courage to leave the working world behind and start to “live the dream” I had imagined for myself. Photography plays a big part in those dreams, and I now have more time and energy to devote to developing my own vision through photography. My belief is that there is beauty all around us, and the camera is simply a tool for us to capture and express what we see and how it makes us feel. I hope you enjoy what I see in my photographs.