I was introduced to the great outdoors at an early age by my parents, riding in the top of my father's backpack through California's High Sierra when I was too young to walk. Dad was a photographer, cinematographer, mountaineer and environmentalist, which set the tone for my own pursuits later on.
Upon purchasing my first reflex camera forty years ago I began to experiment with photography, inspired by the powerful forces of nature and dramatic lighting that often exists in the mountains. The late Galen Rowell was a major influence on the development of my style in addition to sparking my desire to explore the world's great mountain ranges. My interest in photography as a profession began soon after, as I discovered the lens as a connection to the ephemeral beauty of the natural world, where I would often go to escape the stress of the city. My goal as a photographer today is to convey my passion for adventure travel and love of nature in such a way that I can share with others that which belongs to us all.
Though I've spent much of my life in the Pacific Northwest, I've lived the past eighteen years in France where unlimited opportunities to capture compelling subjects are never far away - lavender in Provence, the rugged peaks of the French Alps, castles in Perigord and the Loire Valley...yet I also spend a fair amount of time further from home, documenting voyages to Greenland, South Africa, Pakistan, Nepal, Ecuador, Southeast Asia and Alaska for magazines, books and other print media. I'm always ready to discover new destinations, meet new people and share adventure stories with fellow travellers.
Photography helps fund my passion, digital files are available for sale with a variety of licensing options.