I was raised in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and have been based mostly in Seattle and shooting film for about twenty-some years, minus the opening decade of the 21st century. I am a part-time Photographer, a former Musician and Actor, a Reluctant IT Professional, Technical Events Manager, and my favorite, Traveler.
A self-taught photographer, for a very long time my aim has been to somehow find more with less and this has become a sort of mantra for me and my photographs. It can be frustrating, but an economical creativity can unfold as you get to know your eye, your camera and your immediate world with as few filters and as little interruption as possible. Simple, as they say, is often better, and this has something to do with my slow and steady return to film photography.
I like most that film asks that I simply take a photograph, thoughtfully, rather than assist in computing an image. Film is there as a witness, a canvas rather than a calculator. It is freedom within simple, sometimes rigid, form. It offers its own contrast, angle and perspective and does so quietly, with me. I love it and see no reason to stop.
I have too many cameras and really dig hummingbirds.