Throughout my life it seems I have been fascinated with the treasures I’ve found in nature. A devoted beachcomber, who was always looking for that truly extraordinary seashell, and the most interesting piece of driftwood, beach glass, or dried seaweed. I have trekked through forests and deserts as well, captivated by twisted roots and unusual rocks.
By vocation, I am an Advertising Photographer/Director recognized mostly for my shots of food as well as what’s known as tabletop photography, or still life. In that work I find I gravitate towards the tight shot, striving for the most revealing look at whatever I am shooting. Always trying to show the viewer the absolute essence of things like flowing syrup, splashing milk, or the drip of moisture running down the side of a cold glass. My main focus has always been to showcase texture, shape, and good composition, with remarkable lighting.
Several years ago I was captivated by the work of a retired gentleman who was managing to create gorgeous images shooting photos of tiny crystals that he himself had grown. I was hooked! Here was an opportunity to meld my passion for the hidden treasures found in nature with my passion for creating art with my camera.