My interest in photography started in eighth grade when I signed up for a film photography class. Little did I know then that I would spend the next 10 years of my life working passionately on the art of photography.
My grandfather, an amatuer photographer himself, had a darkroom set up in his basement and thanks to the generosity of my grandparents, that darkroom, after many iterations, is the one I still print in today. Through many workshops with photographers John Sexton and Alan Ross, both former assistants to Ansel Adams, I learned the intricacies of the fine art darkroom print and the joy of working on a print for hours at a time under the red glow of the safelights.
Although I've played with photographing many different subjects, it is the landscape which draws me back time and time again. Perhaps it was my childhood running around the sawtooths that spawned my love of the landsdcape and my appreciation for being in nature.
When I'm not in the darkroom or outside taking photos I can be found in the welding shop, surrounded by steel and smoke, doing a different type of artistic creation.