The Earth speaks to me and it's been like this for as long as I can remember.
In my dual careers as teacher and artist, I’m guided by this bond, and in turn, help guide others in their quest to organically find their own path.
I’ve been a professional photographer for over thirty years and have spent the past 15 years in education.
The evolution of my practice began in my early twenties when I immersed myself in the practice of making photographs. My early landscape and nature photographs echoing the work of modernists Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Alfred Stieglitz and Paul Strand who were all in their own way responsible for establishing photography as an art form. As a commercial photographer, I apprenticed with some of the world’s best-known advertising photographers and quickly opened my own photography studio creating advertising photographs for many blue-chip clients.
Over time I began to use my photography and computer in a reportage style, which has provided me an opportunity to make new art which is both deeply informing and aesthetically pleasing.
In the coming year, I will continue to explore the powers of Icons and Cages, along with the publishing of Cooper Lake: my muse.