The Photography Here

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was young. In 1976, at the age of 16, I purchased my first 35mm SLR camera (a Pentax KX) and a few lenses, later adding a second body (a K2 DMD). I was hooked. Two years later I took a job at the camera store and custom photo lab where I had purchased that equipment. I was employed there for two years, learning from some great people, before going back to school. When I first became interested in photography I was very active in vertical rock climbing, hiking and backpacking, so my photography interests mostly revolved around those activities. Nowadays, much broader photographic subjects interest me, including landscape, close-up and macro, travel, street, and environmental portraiture, to name a few.

My equipment has changed considerably over the years as well. After shooting film for many years, I have moved toward digital photography for most of my work, although I do still have some film cameras and camera backs. Since I print all of my work myself, the images must be digitized for processing and printing on quality large-format printers, so it just makes sense to start the digital part of the workflow at the time of capture. Still, my processing taste and techniques are based on the traditional wet darkroom approach and remain very conservative. My goal is to make images which relate the scene naturally, as it was when I photographed it, or perhaps as I “saw” it.

The images shown on this site were taken with Canon Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras, or a Mamiya 645 medium format camera using a Phase One digital back. Both systems are great, but I especially enjoy working with the medium format Mamiya and Phase One kit.

This Website

This website was designed and coded by me using ExpressionEngine as the framework. I have strived to keep the site W3C standards compliant using valid XHTML and CSS coding. The site has been tested on most current Mac OS browsers and Windows Internet Explorer 7+, Safari and Firefox. If you have problems using this site I would appreciate hearing from you, noting which operating system and browser you use, so that I can attempt to improve compatibility. To report a compatibility issue or if you have other comments about this site, please drop me a note.

Tips for using this site:

  • The main navigation is controlled via the links at the top-right of each page.
  • On the home page you can place your mouse curser over the image and the slide show will pause. If you have JavaScript disabled there will be no slide show, and the images which are included in the slide show are shown in total on the page. When I have time I will provide a redirect to fix this.
  • When visiting the Porfolios main sections (accessed by the link at the top) you can click on the images to be taken to that Portfolio Set. From there, clicking the right or left arrows will move your browsing to the next image. While browsing a Portfolio Set, you can click the title at left under “View as Gallery” to view the full set of images in that Portfolio Set on one page. From the Gallery View page one can also jump to other Portfolio Sets via the drop-down list at upper-right.
  • If you’d like to subscribe to the RSS feed of my blog, you can do so via the link in the right-side column of the weblog page. For more information about RSS visit my friend, Richard’s, excellent article on understanding RSS feeds.

*** Many images have not yet been uploaded to this new site. Stay tuned, I’m uploading them as I have time.

Note: A few interface elements on this site use the PNG file type. Internet Explorer 6 or earlier versions may choke on these and render them incorrectly or not at all. I have not decided how I will deal with this since IE 6 is so problematic in general. There are some fixes for the problem and if I learn that many visitors still use IE 6 I may implement one of the hacks. For those who wish to continue using Internet Explorer, upgrading to IE 7 or newer is generally recommended for a better browsing experience. I’m sorry for any inconvenience while I decide how and if I will accommodate the non-compliant browsers.

Purchasing Prints or Licensing Images

I offer prints of my images. All prints are made of archival materials, and printed by me. Please visit the Prints page for more detailed information.

Licensing of images is also available. Please contact me for details specific to your application.

Your Privacy

Pretty simple: your e-mail address (should you contact me or post a comment in the blog) and any other information, remains private and will never be shared with others. If you comment on the blog, your comments are public, but your e-mail address will remain private.