I was born in Maryland on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, so my early memories were of waterfowl, wildlife and waterways. The woods and marshes instilled a love of nature in me, and an understanding of the rhythms of the seasons.
My love of photography grew from my love for the outdoors. Later, as a photojournalist, my sense of timing and composition were honed. Photography has always been the way I record life and the wilderness, and the medium through which I communicate my experiences to others.
My portfolio of travel and outdoor photographs led to a dual show in 1992 at the National Wildlife Federation Gallery near Washington, DC entitled “Wilderness Wanderings.” Since then, my wife, Alice Taylor, and I have enjoyed exploring Australia, Alaska, India and other exotic places—and the adventure continues.
Presently, I’m discovering the ranches, rivers and rock formations that give the West its unique flavor. I especially enjoy old pioneer homesteads and mining towns, recording history that is soon passing away. I also try to capture the emotions and the questions of people who were part of that place in another time, and evoke similar emotions and questions in you, the viewer.
Recently, my most powerful images were translated into black-and-white photographs.
I feel black-and-white reduces the image to its graphic essence, yet retains the texture of history and character that initially drew me to the subject.
I currently live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, just a Jeep ride from the Wichita Mountains—where I can roam, camera in hand and tripod on my backpack.
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