ABOUT THE ARTIST
I am a professional artist working primarily in the landscape of my home, the woods, lakes, mountains, and streams of New York State. My interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from my love of the natural world, the same love that led me to choose geology as my first profession. The skills I have learned as a scientist, the attention to detail and careful observation, as well as a deep understanding of the natural world, have helped me immensely as an artist.
For me, the appeal of photography lies in the opportunity to create art in an environment that ceaselessly inspires and invigorates me. In photography I strive to make images that are a reflection of my sensibilities and how I see the world. My goal is not to document literal appearances, but rather make photos that are a creative expression of my emotional response inspired by the subject. My photography tends toward the quiet and intimate, scenes within a scene with a creative focus on simplicity, detail, and strong graphic content. With time I have realized that my most meaningful work comes from places with which I am most familiar and have a deep connection. Ultimately, I wish for my work to reflect what it is to me, a celebration of the creative experience in nature.
PUBLICATION CREDITS - My work has been featured in these fine publications:
• Popular Photography Magazine
• Shutterbug Magazine
• Adirondack Life Magazine
• Nature Photographer Magazine
• Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine
• New York State Conservationist Magazine
• Photo Techniques Magazine