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I live in El Portal, CA with my wife and a cat and teach 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 through the mountains. Hopefully my work conveys the complexity of the California landscape and Yosemite.
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 darkroom technique. Later, in my mid twenties , this camera was taken on a number of mountaineering adventures including places like Higher Cathedral Spires in Yosemite and Mount Humpherys. In 1996, I started using a Nikon 8008 and Fuji Velvia for tripod mounted landscapes. The Nikon F100 was my last 35mm film camera., I then expanded into 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 D800 DSLR, an Olympus EPL5, and an Olympus EM5.