Bio / Mission

To capture my love of nature my Dad gave me a camera for my confirmation gift at age 12. He taught me the technical aspects of using the Minolta SLR with it's interchangeable lenses. We sat our in the field together often, where I learned to 'see' photographically.

I am a 'manual' photographer. I intimately know the technical aspects of my tools (cameras, lenses, filters, etc). I enjoy envisioning and image and then the challenge of creating it. Sometimes the vision is spontaneous and the set up to create it happens quickly (as with lightning). Other times I plan far in advance (for example, the full moon over the Wisconsin Capitol) and then hope that the conditions cooperate. The point is, I enjoy the thinking aspect of creating my work manually versus the utilization of all of the automated processes that are readily available these days.