As a photographer I am both a witness and interpreter of nature. My goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of my inner vision. I started my photographic journey at an early a... Show more
As a photographer I am both a witness and interpreter of nature. My goal is to capture the essence of the landscape through the lens of my inner vision. I started my photographic journey at an early age with a simple goal to share my vision of the incredible landscapes I was witnessing on my many backpacking and hiking trips. Although I have evolved as a photographer over the years and am now making use of this great social media tool, my goal remains the same--to share my vision with as wide of audience as possible. My hope is that in doing this I will inspire others to visit wilderness areas and national parks, increasing awareness of the need to protect our wild areas. My motto as a photographer is the same as the Sierra Club-to leave no trace, respecting the landscape I am photographing, keeping it pristine for future generations.
Julia and I and our 10 year old daughter live in Fairwood, Washington where the foothills of the cascades are literally right out our front door. I often lead hikes for children deep into the cascades helping cultivate the appreciation of the outdoors in our next generation. I also lead photography tours primarily to Mt. Rainier. My work has been recognized by Nature's Best/Smithsonian (finalist and top 100 in the Wilderness Forever Contest), National Geographic (published), and Outdoor Photographer (finalist in Nature's Colors Contest). My best recognition, however, comes from individuals like yourself who take the time to comment on my work. Happy Trails!