I believe every photograph has a story to tell. It is my job as the photographer to figure out what that story is, and present it to my readers as compelling as possible. As a nature/wildlife photographer I do my best to reduce every image to its essence and convey only the message. Creating with a camera requires a continued practice just like all other forms of creativity.
I have had this website since 2003 and it is has been one of the most difficult sites I have ever managed or maintained. My focus has been all over the place and I have changed it a so many times due to the nature of whatever was going on in my life. In other words, I have not been committed to it as I should be.
So now as I sit in my room looking out the window across the front yard, from this two story home, waiting for hurricane Irma to make her appearance, I am in a particular kind of awe at just how powerful nature is. I am in her path for a direct hit, as the entire State of Florida is feeling her effects.
I am busy working on a redesign of my website and doing my best to organize and strategize why I have a website. A question I have often asked myself. The truth is, I am an authentic photographer. I love nature. My passion for it requires being out in it to feel that sense of place and make the most of what it has to show me.
I have thousands of images stored in a database waiting for their story to be told. Up until this moment I have struggled with just how to share my images and what to do with them. So, despite this colossal storm that hovers nearby I am ready to dedicate the purpose of this site to write the stories of all the unique magical living things I have encountered wandering through this country with my camera.
The image above is showing a calm moment before the storm. Irma is now set to come on shore just below Naples, Florida and I have already experienced some rather strong wind gust and occasional heavy rain but more is on the way. Elsewhere, she has already left devastation.
Light and composition has been a leading factor for my photographic journey. It still is. Thanks Irma, for triggering a creative moment for my direction.