In my 30 + years as a photographer, I have said goodbye to film & newspapers and welcomed the digital age. I have had the privilege of photographing everything from youth football to the World Series, small town politics to visits from world leaders, the best in people & the worst in people, everyday life to the quirkiest of quirkiest happenings and everything in between. It has been a life's assignment on a local stage that has opened my eyes & heart to all the world has to offer.
As my editorial chapter came to an end, I found myself diving head first into starting a fine art photography studio for people & their animal companions. fatdogfoto had been inspired by my volunteer work with a local animal shelter. I never consider my photographic education complete as it has always taught me new ways of seeing. The studio setting gave my a renewed thirst for honing my craft in a different capacity. No longer was I an objective witness but rather the director of my subject's personality. My animal friends also gave me an extensive lesson in patience.
Always have I enjoyed exploring the natural world around me wherever I may be. Quite naturally, photography has been an avenue of discovery. Exploring new & far away places or the rediscovery of the familiar in my own backyard has always brought me great joy. Expressing that joy visually is something that nourishes my soul. It has taught me to slow down, stop, look, see and feel. This chapter of discovery, which this website is about, has brought me full circle on my photographic journey. I explore to create with a broader technological understanding but with the same wide eyed child like discovery of the world around me. Quite simply, photography has been and is my life. It is all I ever wanted to do.