“A tropical garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.” Liberty Hyde Bailey
Tropical Garden : A tropical bug in a tropical garden. Even though this is a “real” scene it is surreal at the same time. The bug is a copper sculpture weathered by the elements into a greyish version of its former self. Sitting amidst the colorful tropical flowers this creature is a sight to behold. My wide angle lens makes it look a bit larger than it was initially but still it is a rather imposing piece of art.
As an Artist I enjoy making my images as unique as I can. To express the moment or object in a new way. To make it mine and share my vision. I frequently have my camera with me and I am always intrigued by compositions just waiting to be discovered. Sometimes little snips of reality and often a large and panoramic experience will be searching for me.
I started my photography work with traditional film and a darkroom back in college. Graduating to digital has been pretty exciting and powerful as well. No more smelly chemicals and wasted negatives and prints. I only print the photos I really want. I also enjoy stitching very large panoramas and using filters and tools to make my images unique.
I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, skiing and just plain getting outside and wandering around looking for the best expression of a moment. I carry my camera with me wherever I go and hope for those perfect moments when the light is just right. Other times I set up my studio and work on Macro photographs of glass and other art objects.
I enjoy all types of photography and appreciate any opportunity I get to use my camera and my creative skills.