'Commended' in the prestigious International BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 competition. The photograph was chosen from more than 48,000 entries from 98 countries, and judged by a panel of industry recognized professionals.
Growing up in San Diego I would peer into tide-pools, looking at creatures in their miniature worlds. My Father would take me hiking and camping in places ranging from magnificent deserts to lush forests. He gave me my first camera at the age of 7 and an SLR at the age of 15.
I studied art and design, but I am a self taught photographer. In 2004 I transitioned from slide film to digital SLR, and after taking my first trip to Africa have never looked back. My goal is to create photography that inspires love of nature, landscapes, and wildlife. Provide knowledge of the environment and animals through photographs. Promote a sense of adventure in the outdoors, through photography. Create work in touch with core human emotion that creates a response through visual communication and storytelling. Through photography communicate mood, experience, emotion, gesture, and story.