I found this awesome young man through an ad I placed online looking for models in exchange for photos. He was one of a few adventurous people who took the risk to contact me, and we had a great photo shoot! I was nervous at first, as this was my first time directing an unknown […]

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A photo of my beautiful friend Ty. I like how golden the river appeared in the sunlight, and how it illuminates her dark skin. Exquisite. This was at one of our favorite swimming holes, with high rocks to jump into deep pools. I was always a little freaked out by the water snakes, since I […]

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The places you’ll go

Its hard to believe its December as the sunlight warms my face while I sit outside on the porch. I’m not such a great landscape photographer, but on this day it worked. Its an ethereal place of magic and mystery. I become part of its fantasy when I am here, and reminded of it again […]

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All the leaves are…

The smaller world is a fascinating place to observe! Just count the living organisms within this frame and you’ll be amazed. This photo was taken at the end of June, when the days are long, and warm. The light was dreamy as I trompsed about the shallow pools of the quiet river, elated with youthful […]

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Autumn in the Smokys

I work for the national parks seasonally and this year I had the pleasure of working at Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Its a stunning place. I’ve traveled a lot over the past decade since graduating from college, having visited many cities, as well as national parks and forests in 43 states and 5 countries. […]

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Whenever I take a photograph I’m always thinking about how much better it would be with a person it it. I’m a portraitist. Maybe even a ‘self-portraitist.’ Once when I was in art school someone critiquing my work stated that “i like to make images of myself”… it’s true. I do. I have good reasons […]

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Sometimes I like simplicity. I took this picture last January during a warm spell in the Smokies. Like many of my photos it had been lost in the folders of time, waiting to be brought out and played around with. The background is actually rushing water, and not the sky, as one might think. I’m […]

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