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About me…

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