For as long as I can remember I have been drawn to the natural world. As a child growing up in rural Minnesota, I "went to the woods" to learn and explore. It was the beginning of my life-long journey to "see" nature. Today over a half-century later I am still on that quest to experience, understand and "see" the natural world. I seek time in nature, allowing beauty to soothe my spirit and clear mind.
As a photographer, I work with landscapes and nature. My choice of subject comes from my interest in ideas about beauty in the world we live. I am inspired to compose by the contrast of light and dark and changing light. I use photography to document the world around me—to make pictures that call attention to things that other people may overlook.
As a means of self-expression—my photography is a way to better understand my reality, and to express my interpretation of the world around me. Capturing an image and processing the image in my digital darkroom is my meditation. My goal is to use my camera to make photographs that draw viewers into the world of my experience.
During post-capture, my intention is to create something magical that could exist, to create entirely original works using techniques drawn from the digital era.