I started in photography many years ago after the passing of my father. It gave me a way to capture moments that will never happen again and it also allowed me to vent my anger of his passing at the age of 36 in a positive way.
I have had many great influences in my development as a fine art photographer. Two of my most noticeable have been my great friend Stephen Sexton and my high school photography teacher Mr. Dahlquist.
Stephen Sexton (www.slsexton.com) has critiqued my work for many years and has given me much encouragement. If you have not had the chance to view his work you are missing out. He has devoted his entire life to photography and I do not know of anyone who has his knowledge and understanding of the medium.
Mr. Dahlquist is easily one of the finest teachers I have ever had the chance to learn from. He would push you to exceed your limits and stretch your imagination in what makes a great photograph. My only regret is that I did not follow his advice and really apply myself to photography at that point in my life. I remember many conversations with him telling me that I was a natural and I could go places if I only tried. It took me many years to hear you Mr. Dahlquist but I finally did. Thank you.
As you go through the work I have created I hope you will find a sense of peacefulness come over you. I have worked very hard to try and create photographs that pull you in and bring a sense of calmness. My photographs have been created all over the western United States in many odd places. Some were created in nothing more than a drainage ditch and others in your neighbor’s back yard. I have never had the budget for foreign trips or exotic locations. What you see here comes from just looking around where ever you are and having a little imagination.
In closing, it is my hope that you will enjoy your time looking at my work. I always welcome questions or feedback so please feel free to send me an email with either.