Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Pioneer Cabin, ID
I have spent most of my professional career working as a photographer, an educator, and an environmental scientist. My passion for photography began with the discovery of an Argus C3 35mm rangefinder camera in my grandparent’s attic during my junior year of high school (a camera that had reportedly been picked up by my father during his stint with the Army in the early 1950’s). From the days of that old Argus, countless other cameras have passed through my hands. Along the way I earned degrees in environmental science and education. To give a boost to my imaging cred, I have regularly attended topic-specific classes including the prestigious Santa Fe and Maine Photography Workshops.
Since making the transition to digital in the 1990’s, I have enjoyed teaching digital photography classes on a regular basis. I have taught digital photography (and biology) at a fine arts high school; a 5-week digital photography class for Boise State University’s Upward Bound program; and numerous adult education classes.
My photographs have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Outside Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Sunset Magazine, Men’s Journal, and many regional publications.
In 2017, I teamed up with poet Susan Lowman-Thomas to publish a book featuring a collection of my photographs paired with poems created specifically for each of the selected images. The title of the limited-edition book is Listen – Dispatches from Nature. Currently, two copies are available at the Boise Public Library. A few remaining copies are available for purchase directly from Stoll’n Moments.
Awards & Recognition
One of a small group of artists selected to exhibit their work in the Boise Art Museum’s 2010 Idaho Triennial Exhibition
One of four finalists selected by the Boise City Arts Commission and Valley Regional Transit to submit design proposals for Art in Transit bus wrap in 2007
One of two artists selected by the Arts Council for Monterey County for a three-month exhibition at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, California (2005)
First place in the Mountain Environment category in the 2005 International Banff Mountain Photography Competition (sponsored by National Geographic)