Primarily self-taught (tinkering with my Parent's Nikon FM some 20+ years ago), I began thinking more seriously about photography after taking a few courses at Napa Valley College. I quickly discovered a passion for B&W traditional darkroom work and, after acquiring printing skills in the community darkroom at NVC, built a personal darkroom in the only bathroom in my wife's & my loft in Emeryville, CA.
My first exhibit was at the NVC Photo Gallery. Shortly thereafter, I exhibited 2 photos in the annual Emeryville Art Exhibition in 2002. Additional achievements include: winning a themed "water" contest in PhotoLife Magazine; top nod at the 2003 Nocturne Competition w/my image, "CA Nocturne"; placing 2nd in Architecture for "Rail Detail", Golden Gate (w/additional Nominations) in the 4th annual B&W Spider Awards for my Golden Gate Bridge studies; a 3rd place (w/many honorable mentions) in the 2007 IPA Photo Awards. I was shortlisted (of 250) for Photolucida, Critical Mass & was awarded a "Spotlight Interview" in B&W Magazine in 2008 (Issue 57) https://www.bandwmag.com/back-issues/bw-no-57 . Additionally, I've sold many prints at Photography West Gallery in Carmel, CA.
More recently (2018-23), I received a Merit Award for my Seaside image, "Alongside Hercules", in the 20th annual juried art show at Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA - "Expressions Northwest", juried by Margaret Bullock (Curator, Collections and Special Exhibitions at the Tacoma Art Museum in WA). For 2020, jury selected "Showcase Artist" at Northwind Arts Center. My image "Waterplay" was selected for PhotoPlace Gallery's "Water: Element of Change" exhibition in Vermont by Juror Hannah Freiser (Executive Director at The Center for Photography at Woodstock in New York) ~ exhibition July 2 - July 25th, 2020... 10/27/20: Non-Pro Honorable Mention at IPA Photo Awards for my Great Blue Heron studies in the film category. 10/14/21: 2 Professional Honorable Mentions at IPA Photo Awards for my Golden Gate Bridge Series. Nominated at Black & White "The Spider Awards" 2022 for "Luminous Gate" - Golden Gate Bridge in the Architectural Category...............
.....Upcoming Exhibit to include 6 of my Great Blue Heron studies (GBH - on 16" by 20", matted/framed to 20" by 24") at Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, WA; mid Feb, 2023......
I'm a traditional photographer, in the sense, I print in a "wet darkroom". After capturing images on medium format film, using various manual cameras; I print, tone & finish my silver gelatin photographs in my home darkroom - now, in Gig Harbor, WA.
My current work is available in 3 size editions, not to exceed 50 prints (total) of any image: 8" by 10" prints, matted to 16" by 16" (begin at $400); 11" by 14" prints, matted to 16" by 20" (begin at $600); 16" by 20" prints, matted to either 22" square or 20" by 24" depending on the image being square or rectangular (begin at $800) ~ or to your request (please let me know).
Prices increase as an edition sells.
Please feel free to contact me directly for print purchase inquiries, image licensing, commercial work or commissioned projects.