I’m a photographer based in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. If I had to declare myself as a particular kind of photographer, I’d say “landscape” because that’s my favorite thing to shoot. While I love to hike, I’m not the kind of person that can just go for a walk in the woods. I need a mission of some kind like “catch a big rainbow on a fly I tied”, or “have my composition all set to grab the great light when the storm clears”. That’s why I love both flyfishing and photography; they both give me a reason to be out. Fortunately I don”t have to declare myself as (or limit myself to) anything, so while I mostly shoot landscapes, I’ve also shot portraits, lifestyle, macro, products, light painting, and abstracts and have enjoyed them all.
What I don’t do is sports or weddings. I can’t afford the big glass needed for most sports, and the idea of doing a wedding scares the hell out of me. I could see myself as a second shooter someday if the opportunity presented itself. I’m also not the guy grabbing family photos at events – that’s never really interested me. I’m glad others do though.
I live in Corvallis, Oregon with my beautiful wife Libby and our two golden retrievers Cooper and Sophie. I retired from my career in tech in 2016 and still feel like I’m a kid on summer vacation. I split my time between photography, woodworking, golf, hiking, flyfishing, travel, and home projects. I’m a big old NPR junkie, and Libby and I still think the best way to see a movie is in a theatre. The best thing ever written is the last couple pages of Norman Maclean’s A River Runs Through It