Photography, for me, is an expression of my appreciation of nature, which also includes my delight in photographing people. Growing up here on Lopez has deepened my admiration for the genuine beauty that is found all around us. For over twenty years I've been exploring ways of creatively framing wordless moments in the landscapes of our natural environment, as well as "landscapes" of the human body and spirit.
In photographing people, I challenge myself to tell their stories and to capture them with a distinct perspective. Art photography and portraiture are my true passion but I also find much joy in creating artistic images for a wide array purposes such as CD covers, school sports, high school proms, product images, web sites and much more. I am also honored to be a trusted wedding photographer.
With my first book project, Hands at Work, I was very fortunate to be able to bring the visual stories of these hands to life, each with their own powerful story to convey. In these close up portraits, the abstract power of black and white photography provides both a richness and simplicity.
I currently use a Nikon D600 digital camera. All my prints are archivally printed and matted.
I am very thankful for this opportunity to be a witness of our glorious surroundings in such a way that I can share these compelling images with you.
467 Elliot Rd
Lopez Island, WA 98261