For me, photography is the art of subjective documentary. When I take a photograph, my aim is to capture not only what I saw,
but also a sense of how I felt about it.
Some things I particularly value in a photographic image are intimacy with nature, the shape of the unexpected,
the overlooked beauty of the commonplace, intimations of time and absence, and the interface between
nature and artifact.
Light, color and composition attract my attention, and I attempt to capture what I see in a way that is accessible
to the viewer. I feel that the purpose of art is to convey feelings, to communicate on an emotional level.
I live in central Massachusetts with a professional illustrator and a tortoiseshell cat. A software engineer by day,
I developed a serious interest in photography once the digital cameras got good enough.
I enjoy spending time in nature, and my favorite photographic subjects are natural landscapes and wildlife.
I am mostly self-taught, though I have taken a few classes through the DeCordova Museum School which I found very valuable.
Equipment: These photos were taken with an Olympus E-300 DSLR. In addition to the kit lens, I mostly use a
40-150mm f/4.0-5.6 telephoto lens. In order to capture the spontaneity of an image, I usually shoot handheld, and I avoid
the use of a flash.