I'm a lifelong a professional photographer living on Hawai'i
Island, which I have called home for over thirty years. Originally from Ann
Arbor, Michigan I moved to Hawai'i and
have continued to develop my photography skills, much of which I have learned by my own studies coupled with some
formal training, I've been blessed
to also receive guidance from
various local artists here on the Big Island. It’s been great living in a
supportive photographic community like the one that exists on Hawai'i Island.
Beginning my career photographing fashion,
performers, and commercial projects, I eventually gravitated to landscape
photography, inspired by the natural and
raw beauty of the Hawaiian Islands.
I became interested in photography when a
friend gifted me a camera while I was in college. I left regular college to pursue photographic
studies at a community college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While in Ann Arbor I covered rock music events, for a local independent
newspaper, including the Rolling Stones, Bob Seger, Steve Stills and many
other national recording stars.
and operated Vista Studio in Boulder Colorado before finally landing in
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in the late 1980’s.
I continued to hone my photographic
skills through a number of varied assignments in Hawaii, including, Commercial
Interiors, Fashion, Weddings and Performance photography.
In 2015 I begin to concentrated on the work presented here, Landscape, and Astrophotography, of the Hawaiian
Islands to reflect and share my love of Hawaii.
As may be clear from this collection photographs, I spend a
lot of time at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, around the majestic Mauna Kea,
and various locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands. With its rich assortment
of locations and wide diversity Hawaii Island, where I live, may be unmatched for
interesting locations on planet earth.
I also tap into a
spiritual connection, My time spent in Hawaii has been a spiritual journey and
this has greatly influenced my photographic images. As a trained
intuitive many times I receive internal information about where to go and when.
This nearly always results in spectacular images. I really can no longer
doubt it when I get the calling, day or night.
My early traditional
photography skills greatly influence the work I do with digital cameras. While
many artists today will layer or composite a number of images in the editing
room, I prefer the single-shot approach, meaning that my images are actual
captures of reality and are true events not a computer generation. I continue to welcome you to join me on
various adventures around the islands through group, individual classes, and
personalized tours, or by simply hanging my work in your home or office.