I began my career working as a corporate designer and art director at Time Inc, Warner Bros Music and HBO. During my vacation time, I traveled with my cameras to photograph nature, landscapes and tropical forest ecosystems for NGOs.
Since 1996 I have created hundreds of photographic images, illustrations and assemblages for corporate clients, institutions, collectors and public installations.
In 2001 I was invited by Santa Fe Workshops to teach emerging artists how to discover and explore their innate creativity. I now mentor hundreds of photographers and have led over 65 workshops at Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Lepp Digital Institute, Vancouver Photo Workshops, and four ship & shore destination workshops with UnCruise.
I currently lead several culture, street and landscape photography workshops each year. My destination workshop guide photographers to explore their creativity Cuba, India, Vietnam, Amsterdam, Paris, Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico.
Check out: Explore The Palouse: Photographing the Land and History.
I am an instructor at University of Washington, Seattle's Creative Academy and teach Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop workshops in person and online.
To share my ideas, I speak at industry events and have published articles in AfterCapture, Nikon World, Outside, Geo, Islands, Conde Nast Traveller, LA Times, NY Times, Audubon, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Rangefinder, FUJILove, in books and have appeared or guest hosted podcasts including Hit The Streets, FujiLove Podcast, The Beginning Photographer, This Week in Photo and Black Rapid Media.
I now shoot exclusively with the Fujifilm camera system and have been selected as a member of the Fujifilm X/GFX CREATOR team.
When not immersed in my Seattle home studio filled with collected objects of nature and vintage technology, I build, travel, sea kayak, and explore in my pop-top Eurovan. I have NEVER been bored, as life is full.
I am grateful to have chosen paths that make life continually interesting.
I enjoy meeting new friends and kindred spirits, so I invite you to get in touch.