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Storytelling

     As primarily a documentary photographer this section represents the bulk of what I do. I love to show the diversity and vitality of life in a variety of ways and perspectives.  These are past and present stories from the Diablo Canyon Nuclear protests of the 70 and 80’s to the ongoing Kings River Project.  Presented as a historical documentation of what was, what is, and perhaps giving us a window into what our future might be.
       


Clearing storm 3

The West

     While primarily a documentarian, I’m also drawn to abstracts and fine art of photography.  There is a certain thrill of creation when working a fine art idea that seems absent in storytelling.  Each has its unique place in my heart, but there is just something about a single refined image.  Throughout the West I find an incredible palette of images and people that reflect not only our individuality, but also our dependence on understanding one another and our surrounding environment.
       


Parliment

Europe

     Over the last couple of summers I have blessed to teach in both England and Norway. This has allowed my wife and I to travel. 
      On these trips we have been fortunate to spend extended weeks in one country or another allowing for a close visual look at not only the country but the culture.  While I did do the usual tourist image, I have tried to capture something more when the opportunity presents itself.  

       


Polite dumping

Off the Beaten Path

     Every photographer has a portion of their work that they really don’t know what to do with. Off The Beaten Path is mine.  These are images that I found funny, stupid or just plain weird reflecting the absurdity of the human condition.  While man can celebrate his accomplishments and show his greatness, I think there are  times we need to show our silliness. Please enjoy.


Half Dome Upper Yosemite Valley at sunset

Color

Hey, what can I say, my main medium is B&W and is my first love, but the world wants color so here is a concession to it.


Parable #9

Mechanicals & Botanicals

     This project was undertaken out of shear boredom!  My wife was sick with the flu and I found myself housebound.  I had an idea of contrasting God’s creation vs. mechanical objects.  I starting pulling things out of my kitchen, garage and garden.  I investigated various pairings of items.  The result was a series that  have been called disturbing and elegant.  I refer to them  as “Parables” because each  relates to the perfection of the natural world contrasted against the mechanical man-made objects of obsolescence.  A storied contrast of our material verses God’s natural world.