I am a long time resident of Nevada and Utah. I grew up in the
Wasatch Mountains and high desert valleys of Utah, Wyoming and
Nevada. As long as I can remember I’ve felt a deep passion
for the mountains, forests and desert regions of the West. I currently
share a main residence in Northern Nevada with my wife of 17 years,
two Maine Coons, (cats) and a second small farm property in Utah
that is maintained as a small office. We share our Utah home with
3 cats, horses cattle, goats on neighbor’s spreads plus
all the other feral animals and birds who also occupy the community.
The main occupation in life began as an Audio Engineer (electronics)
designing stage sound layouts, sound reinforcement systems and
anything technical in LA California, I spent the first half of
my life traveling the world with groups that have names such as;
Steppenwolf, 3 Dog Night, Spirit, Chic Corea, Palmer Brother’s,
and many many more. This eventually landed me in Lake Tahoe (Stateline
NV) Las Vegas, and ultimately Northern Nevada working for top
Casinos as a Entertainment Director, Technical Director/Consultant,
Marketing Director, and IT/Computer systems manager until the
late 90’s, 2001 and going out on my own. I still contract
and provide these services on occasion.
I first picked up a camera in my youth and have been addicted
to photography since. My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, then
a 110 before acquiring my first 35 mm SLR at 18. A Yahisca, then
a Ricoh, and a Pentax K1000 that I still keep today and a full
compliment of Nikon Professional Digital and Film equipment. I
took my cameras everywhere and still keep one in my car at all
times. Between road gigs, I decided to return to school first
attending Weber State in Utah, which of course included Photography.
One of my first text books was “Effective Photography”
by John Frair and Birthney Ardon and it is still in my library
today. I now boast taking photographs for over 30 years and still
spend time learning more about the subject.
Scenery, Nature, Animals, Architecture, and machines are what
draws me to the viewfinder. I began taking photos of places traveled,
then album covers and inserts. From here it went to places and
things entering my first contest at 21. A contest sponsored by
the Rocky Mountain News with the main theme; “end of the
road”. I spent several weeks at places like Antelope Island
State Park in the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Antelope, an isolated
island accessible only by a earthen causeway that was washed out
for several years before the state of Utah rebuilding in the 90’s.
Having grown up around railroads and in a railroad family, I soon
began to focus on trains. To me, the best of two worlds. locations,
scenery, animals, and the history of the nations rails.
With over 30 years photographic experience, I now focus on the
world around me, everything in nature, wildlife, anything
historic, industrail, architectural, and; trains. I spend some
time on commercial projects documenting large construction projects,
and up to a few years ago spent several years documenting the
transcontinental railroad seeking out locations first photographed
by Savage, Ottinger, Watkins and Hart.
I now concentrate on Commercial Photography: Construction Projects,
Architecture-Historic Buildings and locations, Insurance Claim,
Archival and Estate, Advertising, Stock Photography, Cine location
documentation for film industry, and of course, Railroads, and
Western History. I invite you to explore my work on the web and
check here often for new additions to the gallery. Contact information
below will bring you to me and a unique brand of visual arts,