I have been practicing landscape photography for over fifteen years. During that time I have also worked as a geologist, having earned a B.S. in Geology from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. My images and articles have appeared in several publications, including Adirondack Life, Nature Photographer, Photo Techniques, Shutterbug, Life in the Finger Lakes, and the New York State Conservationist magazines. My landscape stock imagery is represented by Aurora Photos and Getty Images. I have conducted photography workshops through Cazenovia College and the Thousand Islands Arts Center.
My interest in photographing landscapes is derived mainly from my love of the natural world, the same love that led me to choose geology as my first profession. For me, the appeal of photography lies in the blending of the technical and the artistic. As a scientist, I am naturally drawn to the technical aspects of photography. Decisions regarding camera settings and equipment appeal to the scientist within. The skills I have learned as a scientist, the attention to detail and careful observation, as well as a deep understanding of the natural world, have also helped me immensely as an artist.
I was born and raised in Central New York, but lived out of state for most of my adult life. It was during this time that I found my passion for nature photography, and upon my return several years ago I endeavored to showcase the natural beauty of this state. These pieces represent my rediscovery of the scenic wonders of my childhood home.