Hi there and thanks for dropping by!
My show season for 2015 is winding down! I have been hitting the road hard this year, reaching areas of the country for the first time, and eager to show off my work to folks that have not experienced it.
While traveling the great expanse of the USA, I have also managed to capture a number of fresh images which will soon be gracing the site and my booth on the road. Here are teasers of a few new pieces:
I recently spent time in the Sawtooth Wilderness of Idaho in search of Ponderosa Pine trees. I have also loved the rich colour of the bark and how it contrasts with the greens of the conifer forest. That, plus the texture of the bark gives such rich details. My search produced a result I am very happy with, which will make an ideal centre piece in a space aching to bring the outdoors in.
I also ventured to Northern California in pursuit of unusual landscapes. The forest fires in the area produced smoke that helped create glorious hues and a number of productive days capturing tranquil images.
In July I managed to be in Michigan for a few weeks doing shows, and during my off days I went in search of urban ruins; sadly which the Detroit area has numerous. Exploring these modern day ruins never ceases to evoke emotions; they are some of the most powerful scenes to witness to the decay of a past not so long ago. Mother Nature has a way of reclaiming these places quickly, and in doing so, there is often beauty in that reclamation. I tried to seek out that beauty.
invite you to explore the New
Images section of the website and see what new pearls of beauty
I have recently captured.
Learn about Nikon's space cameras
Have you ever marvelled at the images captured from space? Well, like most folks, I certainly have. Many of those images were captured by the Astronauts themselves using handheld cameras. The cameras they use today are just like the commercially available ones anyone can buy today, but there was a time when cameras needed to be modified a great deal to withstand the demands of space travel. As I am an avid Nikon collector, I have acquired a number of Nikon's early space cameras and have built a number of pages on the website that have profiles that explain what makes these cameras so unique.
Whether you're a camera buff or a space buff, you'll likely find the section an interesting read!
Don't forget to check out my Exhibitions page for an up to date listing of the art festivals I will be at in 2015. Confirmations for shows will continue to follow over the next few months, so be sure to check back often.
I hope to see you at one of the shows!
Have an art or photo club and need a speaker?
Contact me as I do a lecture on cameras used in Space, as well as one on tips to improve your photography. Both are powerpoint presentations that last about 1-2 hours in length!
Need a mentor for improving your photo skills?
I have over 30 years experience in shooting with single lens reflex (SLR) cameras and my work has appeared in publications all over North America. I am an old school guy that learned from the ground up where the goal was to make the image perfect in the camera as opposed to taking average photos and 'fixing' them on the computer. If you want a better understanding of your camera's controls, and how to put the technical know how to work in making great images, then contact me. I provide one on one training that is customized to you.
3 hour customized mentoring program is available for $299