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About the art: Intermezzo

An art student just asked me some questions about this photograph. They were such good, interesting questions, I wanted to share my answers with you all. Is there a story or meaning behind this photograph? The meaning of a photograph usually comes out after I…  read more

my climate story

Earlier this month I participated in The Climate Reality Project‘s leadership training program. It was a solid week of information, presentations, discussion and networking. One of our first assignments was to write our “climate story” — a account of how you became personal invested in the…  read more

We really need spring

March 26, 2020 in About my arttopics:

Sometimes, we just really need spring to arrive. Not like a lamb, nor a lion, but like a wave — rising up and washing away all traces of the past winter.


May 09, 2018 in About my arttopics:

I often explore how one part of nature can suggest another quite distant from itself. I found this vibrant red maple leaf far inland, but I saw in it the surging energy of the ocean. By balancing its sharp details, rising like mist, with the…  read more

what I see in the leaves of autumn

November 21, 2017 in About my arttopics:

Autumn is my busiest time for creating new art. My days are a cycle of collecting leaves as they fall, studying them in my studio, then photographing them. Watching the motion of the falling leaves, I see more than just pretty colors. I see the…  read more


July 25, 2017 in About my arttopics:

This abstract leaf seems to be ablaze with the heat of summer.

an interplay of form and texture

February 24, 2016 in About my arttopics:

The seed pods from maple trees are a favorite subject of mine to photograph. This is partly because they contain a wonderful interplay with form and texture: the sleek, aerodynamic shape of the seed, combined with its intricate, vein-like texture. But honestly, my love of…  read more

abstracts of a calla lily

July 17, 2014 in About my arttopics:,

Last year, my kids gave a bouquet of calla lilies to my wife on Mother’s Day, so I created a series of photograph to make their present last a little longer. These photograph celebrates the clean and simple shape of the lily, as well as…  read more

Updraft – an abstract of a leaf

May 01, 2014 in About my arttopics:

The leaves I collect for my photographs all exhibit strong personalities or characteristics. When I discovered this leaf on the path in front of me, it felt like it had been frozen in motion. Holding it in my hand, I could almost feel it being…  read more

Looking back on 2013

January 02, 2014 in About my arttopics:

A new year has begun. So I thought I’d take a few minutes to look back and select some my favorite photographs I created during 2013. Spectrum – A simple image, of a very tiny leaf, but its personality just explodes in the print. Shelter…  read more