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My interest in photography began early in my high school years. I have always been fascinated with the images and articles being presented in National Geographic magazines. I would read the magazines during study hall from the library archive. At the time, I had also become interested in mountaineering. One of my early dreams in life was to become an adventure photographer on assignment like those individuals who were featured climbing in Yosemite and in the Himalayas during the 70's and 80's. People such as Reinhold Messner, Peter Habeler, Greg Lowe, and Jim Whitaker among many others. I learned of Royal Robbins who had pioneered solo free climbing in Yosemite in the 60's. The images from high on the cliff walls of the world astounded me. I was fascinated how these men over came obstacles to acheive their goals- all in the name of adventure! I worshipped Galen Rowell and his mountaineering photography from high in the Himalaya along with all the beautiful pictures he took of the cultures and people in Nepal and Tibet. He set a standard for me to follow which shows in my work today.
It is my desire to produce images as naturally as possible. I use no filtration! I am old school and prefer to let the camera do the work. Lighting is everything! Up until last year I shot exclusively Fuji Velvia slide film for all my big trips. It is this type of color saturation and striking vibrance and sharpness that I hope to continually achieve in the digital world. One technique that I seem to be achieving great results with is night photography using long exposures and delayed timers. You can see examples of these in my posted artwork. I love black and white and will do more. Live life to its fullest and dream big! It is how we know we are alive. Thank you for visiting and for your continued support!