I do not have a degree in fine arts nor any formal training. But I have been reading and studying photography most of my life so am well versed in most topics from modern digital to historical alternative darkroom processes.
My goal for this site is to finally put what I know and love into practice. My tools are 35mm DSLR and film cameras up to 4×5. I love black and white, but can appreciate how color can evoke mood. At the ripe old age of 51 I am Starting Again. I hope one day to have a portfolio to display in a gallery.
Many of my images will feature Rocks, Water, and Trees. While I am not an environmental fanatic I do enjoy having places to get out in nature away from the city. The North Georgia mountains are my primary subject. There are scenic vistas, grand waterfalls, tiny creeks, and other intimate trail-scapes along the Appalachian Trail and in the Chattahoochee National Forest. I hope to capture the beauty and feeling this land provides. I will also work to raise awareness for preservation of the public areas so others can enjoy the foot hills of the Blue Ridge for many generations to come. It is important that people are good stewards of the land and keep it up for others to enjoy.
Exhibited and Published
I photograph mainly for myself but occasionally I find someone interested in displaying my work. I have sold some images to individuals throughout the years.
1990 Ford Factory Square – 6 images created for the building management showing life in the atrium.
2000-2004 – Roswell Photographic Society annual Expressions of Light juried member showcase. Also participated in providing image for Roswell Historical Society of historic places in the Crabapple/Roswell/Alpharetta areas.
2002 – City of Alpharetta Visitors Bureau marketing materials. Provided 5 images of life in Alpharetta which were published in the annual tourist guides and advertisements.