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. Mainly because I have been actively chasing nature and wildlife and had no time to keep it updated.
At this moment I am sitting in a room at my daughters house looking out through this 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 can be, I have seen my share. We are in her direct path according to the most recent weather report, but the entire State of Florida is feeling her effects.
I have been thinking of a redesign for my website and doing my best to have a real reason as to why I should have one. 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.
Most of my work is distributed through outside stock agencies that sell my work. But, I am in the process of establishing my own in the near future. Another idea I have contemplated over, heavily. I will report on that development later.
For now, I share the above image 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.