My photography is the record of my search for beauty in the world. Despite all the troubles and
challenges we face, beauty is all around us – in landscapes, in a flower, in light hitting
water, in a smile, in places we may not expect. I am a Northwest-based artist and photographer,
and sense of place has impacted my photography. Much of my work has been nature photography,
but also focus on still lifes, portraiture, and craft photography.
I obtained a Certificate
in Photography from the University of Washington in 2008, where my final project focused on
knitting and yarn. I found the color and line, pattern and texture of yarn and knitted pieces a
rich source of beauty as well as an opportunity to reclaim that which is considered "craft" as
that which truly is "art."
My early film work was taken on a series of old, manual Minolta SLRs, most recently the Minolta
X-700. These days, my work is almost exclusively digital. I currently use a Canon 70D with the kit lens, a
EF f/1.8 50 mm lens, a Tamron
AF f/2.8 17-50 mm lens, and a
EF f/2.8 100 mm macro lens. I I learned digital basics on a Nikon Coolpix 4300, used a Canon EOS
Digital Rebel XT for many years, and also have a Canon PowerShot G12 and Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS when
a smaller camera is needed.
Outside of photography, I work in public participation, I knit a lot, I love to read, and I
somewhat recently finished graduate school at
University Seattle. I live in Seattle with my wife and sweet elderly kitty.
Back in the late 90s, I appeared on PBS
discussing photography and my favorite poem as part of the national Favorite Poem Project. I'm
also listed in the Internet Movie Database
for a small role I had while studying and volunteering in Nicaragua. (Yes, my last name was
mispelled in the credits of the movie, too.)