I have always had a passion for the outdoors. Growing up, I spent most of my time outside, much of it with a fly rod in my hand. My fishing took me to beautiful ponds, gentle streams, and roaring rivers in gorgeous locations. Over the years, I came to realize that what I loved most about fishing was the connection with nature that it provided. I started carrying a camera with me to capture the beauty that surrounded me so I could share it with others. One thing led to another and soon I found myself devoting most of my time to photography.
I love immersing myself in nature’s beauty and capturing special moments for others to witness through my images. There is nothing like watching the sun rise or set on the most beautiful places Mother Nature has to offer. I strive to create images that allow the viewer to feel as if they were there to share the moment with me.
I am a perfectionist to the point that I prefer to have full control over my photography from the moment the shutter is pressed to the final printed image. In earlier days, I would develop and print my own slides and negatives in my darkroom. Now my processing is done on the computer and printed using one of two professional Canon printers in my studio.
After a 28 year career with a company in Iowa that ended in the technology field, my wife and I moved to Colorado so I could pursue my love of nature and photography. Home base is outside of the small town of Buena Vista in the middle of the state. My home sits on the side of the Continental Divide with a view down the Arkansas River valley flanked by the towering Collegiate Peaks mountain range. Needless to say, there is no shortage of daily inspiration in my neck of the woods!