Location:St. Paul, MN, United States
Schools Attended:SUNY AlbanySUNY Potsdam
Photo Associations & Memberships:Minneapolis Photography Center
I became seriously interested in photography 12 years ago when my spouse and I bought a 4 megapixel point and shoot camera to bring with us on our honeymoon. I now photograph with the 36 megapixel Nikon D800E. I still do not know exactly what I am trying to say with my work as I believe I am still learning "how to see." My goal is to convey what I felt at the time of capture rather than accurately represent what I saw. Initially I shot primarily in color, but over the past few years have gravitated to almost exclusively B & W photography as I find this to be more timeless and dramatic. Additionally, when color is removed this allows other elements of the scene to emerge; including form, pattern, texture,tonality, and light. I primarily do landscape photography, both urban and rural. Recently I have begun to document the rapidly disappearing single family farmsteads and other historical buildings of the upper mid-west. Favorite location include the North Shore of Lake Superior, the desert southwest, Italy, and Guatemala. Upcoming trips include Door County in NE Wisconsin, the Grand Canyon, and chasing the Aurora Borealis in the Lofoten Islands of Norway this December. Photographers who have inspired me include Bernice Abbott, Gary Winograd, Robert Frank, Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Ed Weston, Eliott Porter, Craig Blacklock, and Jack Dykinga.
- Awarded 1st place in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) 2013 Fall Fine Arts Show (juried, 140 entries)
-selected as one of 40 participants in a large art montage installed at the Minneapolis public library in northeast Minneapolis as part of a new large renovation.
-Honorable mention in the 8th Artavita Photo Contest (2014)