Soon after graduating at Santa Clara University in 1972 I began to take photography courses because I simply took pleasure in taking pictures from a very early age. From a class assignment at Santa Monica College I chose to photograph landscapes and discovered a profound enjoyment and special appreciation for the inspiring national and state parks throughout the southwest region of the United States. It was during this time I studied the techniques of photographers that I held in high regard that would eventually influence the style of my photography.
I have always been very visual and have been attracted to strong graphics. The basis of my work has always been capturing a special moment in time at a special place paying close attention to light and design. Occasionally I will focus on color or pre visualizing a black and white print. During the course of my travels I have gained a great appreciation for not only the beauty for nature but also the value of keeping it the way it was intended, without change. As an artist, I try to communicate how I see the beauty of our fragile natural world and hope that the viewer will have the same appreciation.
I have now been a professional photographer based in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, alternating between landscape photography and commercial photography. During my career I also taught photography classes at Santa Monica College for 10 years and at Otis College of Art and Design.