I fell in love with photography very early in my life. I was attracted to the medium as a blend of art and science, a means of both observation and expression.
After more than thirty years with a camera at hand, I can see that my collection of pictures form a sort of visual diary of my life. They are like a trail of crumbs, each representing a trace glimpse of where I’ve been, people i’ve encountered, or wonders of nature I’ve admired. Art has been a good, trusted friend, and a clear lens through which to explore the world around me as well as within me. It is a language that helps me communicate what i see and feel to others, and it is the best way i’ve found to pay forward the beauty i experience.
I have incorporated a wide range of techniques in my photographic art practice over the years. I used a traditional darkroom for twenty years, then moved on to digital darkroom techniques. Additionally, I love to hand paint selected bodies of work with dry pastel, paints or encaustic.
For a long time, I lived in Mendocino County, California. I still travel there regularly to visit loved ones and familiar favorite landscapes. Since 2004, i’ve been living on Salt Spring Island, in British Columbia.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand and Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, and Eternity in an hour. – William Blake
Many thanks to Thea Schrack for the photo above.