After discovering the magic of images while making photograms in our family kitchen with my father, I built a black and white darkroom in the basement of my home at age 14. Shooting a wide variety of subjects in the following years, I created a book of black and white photographs of children and childrenʼs poetry while in high school. Later years brought experience with film-based technical photography for field and laboratory geologic research.
My photography interests were reenergized with the emergence of digital technology. Beginning in 1997, I scanned color negatives into digital formats and printed my early work on the first Epson Stylus photographic inkjet printer. With a passion for wild places, my fine art photography now focuses on mountain landscapes, birds and the American Southwest. My project photography focuses on a broad variety of subjects. Photography has become a vehicle for exploring and seeing the world through different eyes.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico. In 2012, I served as a judge for the Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show, and in 2013 received the Print Fellow Award from the Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico.
Wisdom of Trees
October 6, 2008 Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, California 2009 - Best of Show; People’s Choice in the Professional Division, New Mexico State Fair 2009 - Best Scenic in the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show
Condor Takes Flight
September 19, 2007 Colca Canyon, Peru 2009 - Awarded Fuji Masterpiece Award, Judges Choice in Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico
Embrace of a Hummingbird
April 19, 2010 Rufus Tailed Hummingbird Rancho Naturalista, Costa Rica 2010 - Awarded Best Wildlife in the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show
Partners for Life
November 15, 2010 Bosque del Apache, New Mexico 2010 - Distinguished Print Award, Judge's Choice in the Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico Competition
January 1, 2011 Bosque del Apache, New Mexico 2011 Awarded Best Wildlife, Judge's Choice in the Annual New Mexico Photographics Art Show 2011 Kodak Gallery Award in the Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico Competition
May 31, 2012 Broad-Tailed Hummingbird Inti Palka Ranch, New Mexico 2013 Best Wildlife, Judges Choice in the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts Show
October 27, 2013 Chilkat River Alaska