I have been practicing landscape photography for over fifteen years. During that time I have also worked as a geologist, earning my B.S. in geology from SUNY Plattsburgh and my Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. I continue to work part time as a geological consultant, devoting the rest of my time to my photography.
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 a 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 filters, shutter speed, aperture, and so on. The skills I have learned as a scientist, the attention to detail and careful observation, have also helped me immensely as an artist.
Publications and Awards
-Photo for Table of contents page, Explore the Finger Lakes.com Magazine, 2011
-"Morning Light", First Place, Celebrate Central New York Photo Contest, The Good Life, Central New York Magazine, Jan/Feb. 2010
-Image in Showcase of Images, Nature Photographer Magazine, Fall/Winter 2009-2010
-"Morning Light," Colour Finalist, The Best of Photography Annual 2009, Serbin Communications, December 2009
-"Latourell Falls," Colour Finalist, The Best of Photography Annual 2008, Serbin Communications, December 2008
-Image in Showcase of Images, Nature Photographer Magazine, Fall 2008
-"Rediscovering Central New York", Photo Essay, New York State Conservationist Magazine, August 2008
-"Shoot Stunning Waterfalls", Photo Techniques Magazine, May/June 2006
-"Guadalupe Mountains", Nature Photographer Magazine, Fall 2005
-"From Shore to Coast to Coast", Nature Photographer Magazine, Spring 2004