Photography is much more than simply looking through a viewfinder and clicking the shutter button. It is a creative process which involves not only capturing three dimensions (width, height, and depth) in a two dimensional way, but "seeing" light and shadow, cropping spatially (capturing a small portion of the overall scene), and telling the story.
When I click the shutter I am not taking a photograph, but making a photograph. As an artist, I'll work on my images until they reflect the essence of the moment that I witnessed and wanted to communicate.
Maybe, just maybe, while looking at my photographs, you too will be able to experience that emotion, as though, you were there with me, looking over my shoulder and saying as silently as I did when I took the shot, “wow, look at that".
I have been making photographs since my grandfather gave me my first camera - a Kodak Pony. I learned photography hands-on and spent many hours in the darkroom, coming out into the light and always smelling like rotten-eggs. Now I use a digital darkroom. In the past I have used a Konica, Kowa SETR, and Olympus SLR cameras; now I shoot with a Nikon DSLR.
I exhibit at arts & crafts festivals, both juried and non-juried, through out the year. Please look at my show schedule for the venue and date.
One of the nicest compliments I ever received came from a woman who walked into my booth, and after looking around told me, "Your photographs make me smile." May God grant me the time and privilege to continue to bring a smile to all.