It has not always been photography. In fact it wasn’t until I retired that I realized the camera my wife had given me as a retirement gift was going to be the impetus for me to start my next career.
I had the good fortune of having two careers prior to retirement. I spent the majority of my adult life flying jet aircraft for a national airline, and then serving as a public servant in the fire service, spending twenty-six plus years as a fire chief. Photography became my passion after retirement and has rapidly become my full time retirement career.
In 2014 I was fortunate to have been accepted into the Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) located in Missoula, Montana . After six months of intense study, I returned home and began establishing myself as a photographer. I was fortunate to be selected to return to RMSP in 2017 and again in 2018 to serve as an Assistant Instructor for their Summer Intensive school programs.
As a photographer, I can best be described as a “Generalist”, one who does not “specialize” in any one photography genre. Simply put, I am a photographer who enjoys the art and science of photography, a photographer who is fulfilled only when capturing images of those special art forms, observations, or occurrences that are part of our daily lives. It is those everyday, yet so often overlooked, life activities that drive me to photograph – the activities of people and children at work and play, the somewhat secret lives of wildlife and nature, and especially the uniqueness of the environment and natural landscapes in which we live and through which we travel everyday. I photograph most anything, but my expertise seems to center within the Wildlife, Landscape and Portraiture genres.
I’m excited to be able to offer my images in my website for you to preview. Please, feel free to contact me with questions regarding images you would like to purchase. And don’t forget, if you have a specific photographic service need, we can talk about that as well.