I'm a Fine Art Photographer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. My interest and experience in photography dates back to when I was a young boy. I learned how to use a manual film camera alongside my father who himself was a successful photographer and writer. I spent many hours in a traditional black & white darkroom that we had set up at home.
Photography for me, and I'm sure for any serious photographer (artist), goes far beyond the equipment or physical act of holding a camera and pressing the shutter release. The equipment is merely the tool the artist uses to achieve what he sees with his eyes and imagination, which is really what photography is all about, seeing.
I am especially drawn to shooting landscape images lately, but consider myself a bit of a "photographic generalist" at heart, preferring to really photograph whatever catches my eye, i.e. street photography, nature, architecture and people etc. Unfortunately, I don't get out and shoot as often as I'd like, due to having another full time career and a family, but I get out when I can and hope to make photography a full time second career sometime in the near future.
Sometimes I'm asked what my favorite photograph is in my portfolio. My response to that question usually is,“the next photograph I take, of course!” I'm passionate about photography, it is a part of who I am and is something I am constantly striving to improve upon.
My current camera system is a 35mm Nikon digital slr, complimented by a variety of lenses. I often use a polarizing filter and have an arsenal of Singh Ray neutral density and graduated neutral density filters. My tripod of choice is one of the Gitzo carbon fiber models with a Markins ballhead and Really Right Stuff clamp.
There are many incredibly talented photographers out there both past and present, many of whom I've drawn lots of inspiration from over the years. Some of my favorites are...Jay Maisel, Burt Glinn, Ernst Haas, David Hume Kennerly, Steve McCurry and Ansel Adams to name a few. They certainly don't make 'em like they used to.
Lastly, I would like to give a special thanks to Ken Rockwell for his generosity and who himself is an incredible photographer and source for anything photography. Be sure to visit his site at www.KenRockwell.com.
Thank you for visiting and be sure to check back often, as I am continually adding new images.