As a retired farmer reflecting back on my life, I see it unfolding as a distinct map of personal odyssey from my graduation with majors in both biology and art from Principia College, to summer work in forestry, and finally to life as a farmer. These all came together as major influences as I ventured into the world of fine art photography. My artistic vision had been nurtured by instruction from acclaimed photographers Ansel Adam, Phillip Hyde and recently, Tony Sweet. Like any other endeavor in life, photography is a journey of learning and developing not only oneself but one's artistic vision as well.
My work has become a visual dialogue of my life and surroundings; an accounting of scenes that may go unnoticed by others yet are a collection of light, color, and activity that touched my being.
"Unlike other artists, photographers are captives of time for we capture those moments of life that may be gone in an instant...never to be seen again. Through the camera, we are able to share those unique, exquisite images that captured our sense of wonder and, yes, even awe."