My initial interest in nature photography developed during backpacking trips in the Sierra Nevada in the 1990's. I went on a few trips each year, always with a camera, and tried to capture some sense of the experience and places I visited. Later trips took me to more distant locations...the Nankoweap Trail in the Grand Canyon, a weeklong canoe trip down the Green River in Utah, and later to destinations like the Swiss Alps, the Himalayas in both Nepal and Tibet, and Chilean Patagonia.
Like many people, my opportunities to get outdoors diminished as I began my career and occasional breaks (trip opportunities) during the academic year became a thing of the past. I picked up the camera again in earnest after the birth of my daughter in 2007, and the instant feedback provided by a digital camera made photography much more enjoyable and rewarding.
In recent years, I've focused much of my effort on photographing locations near my home in Davis, California, including the hills and coast of Marin and Sonoma counties. Some of my most productive time in the field, however, has been in locations like Yosemite National Park, the Eastern Sierra, and the Canadian Rockies. The galleries on this site also include images from other parts of the Sierra Nevada range as well as locations in Utah, Arizona, Montana, Hawaii, and Alaska. I still enjoy taking the camera along on occasional backpacking trips, but many of my images were taken on long day trips in Northern California.
When I photograph, I remind myself that the singular pursuit of the "grand landscape" places unnecessary limits on creativity, artistic development, and even my enjoyment of time in the field. I constantly seek opportunities to capture smaller scenes and abstract images. These images are featured in three of the galleries on this site: Rock, Poppies, and Intricate Nature. But like most nature photographers I also enjoy pursuing landscape images, and each one reminds me of an experience in the field and the endless variety and beauty of our natural environment.
All of the images on this site are available for purchase as prints or licensing (electronic or print). Discounted or no-cost licenses are available to non-profit and educational organizations. Please contact me using the "Contact" page on this site for current price information for prints or licenses. I'm also happy to answer most questions about processing images, locations, and just about anything else relating to the images on this site.