Profile Pic-ViaductI’ve been a traveler since I was a child when my Dad would ask if I wanted to go with him to get some gas in the car.  Those trips to the corner filling station could take hours as we drove off to visit one relative after another.  A full tank of gas meant freedom!   I’ve never been cured.  I like to wander, to see new places and meet new people.  I can’t help it.  It must be genetic.

Along with this desire to ramble comes a deep need to share the stories about the places I’ve seen.  Every adventure has some kind of story!  Some are funny, others scary.  Many are just filled with joy.  I want to share these stories with you and illustrate them with my photographs. I would like to think that by doing so I may inspire you to set forth on your own adventures.

At present, I’ve decided to search for places in my own state.  So I’m searching out venues anywhere from one mile to a thousand miles from home as I explore California and points beyond.  One trip may be to a historical house while the next could be a national park or even another country!

I’m going where the wind carries me. So come along. 

 

Artist’s Statement

I’m a connector; I can’t help meeting people and starting conversations. This trait helps make me a good portrait photographer.  People and their wonderful stories naturally call me.

Like everyone else, I make photos to hold onto moments.  One photo is like an old song; it instantly whisks one back to an earlier time.  One remembers the setting, the feelings, and the sounds.  I enjoy old things like historic houses and museum exhibits where I can reignite a sense of an old world.

Photos connect with the viewer whether or not the viewer is part of the photo, an important quality for me.  Photos are like old paintings.  We need to see these images, relate to these images. We need to empathize or at least imagine what life was like in those pictures.  That’s my sense of connection at work again.

I also have a strong desire to share what I see or experience with others.  Photography helps with that.  It illustrates and transcends my experience by making it more accessible to you, the person who reads my blog post.

I’m driven to explore, to connect, and to share.  It’s as simple as that.  I would like to think I also inspire and encourage, perhaps even enrich your thoughts. To improve this process, I create the most imaginative and evocative photographs I can.