About
I live in El Portal, CA with my wife and teach children at Yosemite Park, El Portal School. Here the Merced River runs from the crest of the Sierra Nevada and down through our small, rural community. I first came to Yosemite when I was 17 years old from Palo Alto, CA, lured by the adventure of backpacking and climbing mountains. I hope that my work shows the complexity and variation of the Western landscape and Yosemite National Park. I have always been interested in the natural world, and It was while working on my MS in biology at Idaho State University that I started photographing light on various landscapes. I also am interested in underwater photography and SCUBA diving. My wife, Mara, and I still are happiest when exploring the wilderness or visiting special landscapes.

My work has appeared at the Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Renaissance XXV, XXVI, XXVIII, El Portal Art on the River, Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Conservancy, Nature Bridge, and let's not forget The Yosemite Marching Band Foundation (YMB).
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My first camera was a Fujica 605n that I purchased with money that I earned when I was in seventh grade. During high school, I used this camera to learn traditional black and white photography. Thanks to my older brother, we had a darkroom in our bathroom. Later this camera was taken on some spectacular adventures including the top of Higher Cathedral Spire in Yosemite and Mt. Humpherys in the southern Sierra. When I was 16 years old, I purchased a used Nikonos II that I primarily used for underwater macro photography. In 1996, I started using a Nikon 8008 and Fuji Velvia for tripod mounted landscapes. The Nikon F100 was my last 35mm film camera. After that, I explored the possibilities of medium format using a Mamiya c220, Bronica Sqa, and a Horseman VHR view camera. My first digital SLR was a Nikon D300. I now use a Nikon Z7, an Olympus EPL5, and an Olympus EM5.
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