As a native of Denver, Colorado growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, I enjoyed the simpler times of the city, so I didn’t pay particular attention to the Rocky Mountains shouldering the Mile-High city. The only exceptions were the occasional Boy Scout rendezvous at Camp Genesee or a family gathering at Bergen Park.
After high school, I attended a small college on the Western Slope. It’s here that I became acquainted with the beauty of the Colorado Plateau… a grand sanctuary of spectacular canyons, chiseled horizons and uncompromising vistas!
I’ve since roamed throughout the backroads and scenic byways looking for unique perspectives amongst the quiet and isolated outposts of the wide open West.
My photographic experiences began through the influence of my father’s penchant
for photography. Throughout the years, I evolved from Kodak Instamatic-flash cube
to 35mm film camera and finally digital in 2005.
In part, the storied career of Ansel Adams has guided me with one of his practiced principles…
his images, “an acceptable departure from the expected reality”. Secondly, 35mm’s greatest, Galen Rowell helped me better understand the interplay of light and shadow! Lastly, Western Art’s best, Charles M. Russell gave me the great appreciation for the many faces of the color wheel!
After thirty-five years of a humbling and rewarding career as a Radiation Therapist, the
experiences treating the cancer patient have served as my compass and developed a
perspective that’s nurtured a spirit of adventure, discovery and a sincere appreciation
for the fond embrace that Nature extends to us…