I don’t capture images, they capture me.
A moment speaks to me and, through my photographs, I share my insights with others.
My photography is a practice in mindful attention to what wants to be noticed, seen, appreciated, understood and felt... in myself.
I believe that when something or someone is truly beheld, in that sacred moment, the seer and the seen are both transformed and brought into a richer form of existence. It is a profound act of co-creation and compassion.
My photos are expressions of what I think and feel about our shared humanity. I am usually commenting on the topics of beauty, compassion, life/death, spirit and hope.
I am committed to an intuitive approach to photography, as I believe beautiful images come mostly from a heart-filled, soulful place within us.
I live in the San Francisco bay area with my beautiful wife Catherine and devoted dog Klondike.
About Artistic Photography
My friend, mentor and gifted fine arts photographer, Eric Forgaard, has given voice to the balancing act of an artistic photographer. His words beautifully capture my sentiments and I share them here, with his permission:
Mindful Attention: "There is satisfaction in slowing down, noticing, and looking for beauty in unlikely places. Beauty is nearly always there, even in the mundane or in what might even seem ugly at first blush."
Creation: "It's a matter of reshaping things in a useful way. The thoughtful photographer as creator conceives a small universe within the boundary of his choosing, complete with values, beauty, calm, tension, flow, control and chance.
He makes something that is somehow both bound by and free from universal laws, and compels us to pay attention."
"The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself." Henry Miller