NATURE, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

I started taking photographs to preserve my memories from backpacking trips throughout the American West. Over time, I have often focused in on specific details, stripped down to their essentials, as a way to more deeply appreciate the natural world.

I have been selected as Artist in Residence at Crater Lake National Park, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Foundation, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Mesa Refuge, and PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon, and am an Artist in Partnership at Vesper Meadow Education Project.

My photographs have been selected for many exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including the Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Fine Art & Documentary Photography held in Barcelona, Spain, as well as the book, Land Almost Lost, about our national monuments.

My writing has been published in major newspapers and literary journals, as well as the book, In Our Blood about coal miners and their communities, which can be downloaded free here.

I also contribute as a photographer, writer, and trainer for local grassroots organizations in the area where I live near Talent, Oregon.

My photographs appear in each edition of the free emailed bulletin, World Wide Work, which alerts readers to new films, books, and music you may have missed. You can see the bulletin by clicking on the Writing section of this site.