I’m interested in creating compelling images, but I am not a trained photographer; rather, I use my background in video production and drawing, on top of an eye for a good image, to accomplish my goal. If you see someone walking around making a picture frame with his hands over his eyes until he sees the photo he wants to take, it’s probably me.
My day job is in history and nature-based education, which certainly informs my photography. I want my photos to inspire appreciation for protecting our cultural and natural heritage by conveying (and provoking) an emotion–a challenge that has more to do with the human element than with equipment or technical expertise. After all, as renowned photographer Julius Shulman once said, “The camera is the least important element in photography.”