I first started taking pictures at the age of 12, in 1967 and I have enjoyed photography ever since. I pursued a career other than photography, but one which has allowed me to enjoy this avocation freely. Photography is a very important part of my life.
The image, “Brown Bear in Naknek Lake,” won Best of Show in the 2001 Northwest Exhibition of Environmental Photography (more recently, World in Focus), in Seattle juried by Art Wolfe. Eliot Porter juried a show in which my photograph received recognition. I have had photographs in several one-man and solo exhibitions including venues such as the Chicago Cultural Center, Moscone Center in San Francisco, Russell Senate Rotunda in Washington, D.C., among others. My photographs have been twice published in LensWork, in Nature’s Best magazine and other periodicals.
Photography leads me to visit and linger in beautiful places. It causes me to look differently at the world, more deeply. It causes me to want to share that vision with others.