I grew up just south of Chicago, Illinois in the heart of the Midwest and my continuing love for the city and the people there, on occasion, draw me back. However, my love for wild places, such as Idaho’s rugged beauty, bountiful wildlife, and small communities has drawn me to reside in the Northwest where I now call home. Idaho’s natural beauty and close proximity to many panoramic and well known locations including Yellowstone and Teton National Park are the perfect backdrop for my art.
Over the past 25 years of living in Idaho Falls, I have dedicated my time photographing the native wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Just as incredible as the scenery and wildlife are the people who spend time experiencing what Idaho and the surrounding areas have to offer, and countless hours have been spent photographing subjects that immerse themselves in the activities of the Northwest, including fishing, hiking, exploring and much, much more.
The immense canvas of the Northwest vistas, ever changing in the spilling light, as well as the adventurers that find themselves here inspire and fire my desire to capture moments in time; images spurred by knowing that anyone can simply step out of their everyday routine and explore the wild places that still surround us all.
Photography, like all art, tells a story and captures the journey and evolution of that story; where people meet, how someone became drawn to another, the rediscovery of our own lives and the beauty of Life. An image can be powerful in and of itself. However, it is the story that is shared that brings color to our lives and refreshes us with hope to rediscover the beauty in our own lives. To express these stories for the ages requires long days, especially early mornings to capture the grace of this world’s first light, and chasing the setting sun. The hours are killer, but I love the journey!