While working as a professional forester for 40 years I was fortunate to be involved in a more holistic approach to forest management. That experience was somewhat unique in BC and I found that photography was a medium to describe that gentler vision. Over the years I presented numerous slide shows to professional and public audiences.
But fine art nature photography is a different approach from photojournalism. I find inspiration in the images and writings of photographers like Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, Freeman Patterson, and David Noton. I hope to continue their tradition with my photography.
The switch from film to the world of digital photography came in 2004. I like landscapes but really prefer scenes that are more intimate, like close-ups and mid-range compositions. That's the challenge and the fun – an opportunity to take a love for the land and transform it into fine art that inspires others and encourages a connection to the natural world.