I’ve found comfort in the natural world ever since I was a small boy. I was mesmerized by the sights and sounds of nature, and I spent as much time as I could outside. I always wanted to capture that essence of my experience in any way possible, through sight and sound. My older sister gave me my first manual SLR film camera at the age of 14, and that is where my photographic journey began. I still marvel at the wonders of nature, just as I did when I was a small boy, only now I can collect and share these wonders.

 

I studied photography to learn how a camera sees. Once I internalized the tools of my craft, I put my energy towards developing my eye. This is the most important skill for any photographer, and it is a hard one to teach, it just takes time. Through my viewfinder, I learn. It isn’t always with conscious thought that I have the reflex to look through my lens, so I try to stay out of my own way and work within that flow.

 

I am most at home in nature, but at times I am drawn to photograph the faster-paced lives of people and the cities in which they live, where the senses are heightened and the energy is vibrant. I strive to catch the light of the moment, wherever it may lead. Portrait work has captured my recent attention, and I am eager to see where that might lead me. You can look through my portrait area here and see the direction I am heading. With portraiture I have more leeway to edit in different color spaces and to sometimes move the image out of reality. It is in the editing process where this art form really comes to life.

 

But whether I pick up a camera to shoot nature, portraits, or the life of a city, I try to always let the flow move me as I capture the lights and the shadows of what I see.

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I’ve found comfort in the natural world ever since I was a small boy. I was mesmerized by the sights and sounds of nature, and I spent as much time as I could outside. I always wanted to capture that essence of my experience in any way possible, through sight and sound. My older sister gave me my first manual SLR film camera at the age of 14, and that is where my photographic journey began. I still marvel at the wonders of nature, just as I did when I was a small boy, only now I can collect and share these wonders.

 

I studied photography to learn how a camera sees. Once I internalized the tools of my craft, I put my energy towards developing my eye. This is the most important skill for any photographer, and it is a hard one to teach, it just takes time. Through my viewfinder, I learn. It isn’t always with conscious thought that I have the reflex to look through my lens, so I try to stay out of my own way and work within that flow.

 

I am most at home in nature, but at times I am drawn to photograph the faster-paced lives of people and the cities in which they live, where the senses are heightened and the energy is vibrant. I strive to catch the light of the moment, wherever it may lead. Portrait work has captured my recent attention, and I am eager to see where that might lead me. You can look through my portrait area here and see the direction I am heading. With portraiture I have more leeway to edit in different color spaces and to sometimes move the image out of reality. It is in the editing process where this art form really comes to life.

 

But whether I pick up a camera to shoot nature, portraits, or the life of a city, I try to always let the flow move me as I capture the lights and the shadows of what I see.