I enjoy a good photo. And my goal is to create a photo that someone will enjoy.
I am a freelance photojournalist (a "stringer" in our trade) for a local paper in a small town on the verge of busting into a major metropolitan suburb. It's not one of the large city style newspapers reporting on national politics, war, crime sprees, or professional sports. Instead, it's focus is on the small town local life. The pictures I shoot are of the type of fire station dedications; grand openings of the latest "ma and pa" shops; parades; festivals; high school sports and concerts. It's an opportunity to capture individuals doing what they enjoy most. This is one of the reasons candid portraiture is my favorite style of photography.
Whether it be capturing the innocence and energy of youth, or the wisdom and slower pace of age. I enjoy other styles of photography, as well. With trying to capture the power of a modern steel and glass structure; the aged character of a weathered barn; the quiet strength of a century old lighthouse; or the hidden history behind an old farm house of wood and stone. I also enjoy nature with the changing seasons. The artistry of an autumn sunset; the powerful grace of a century old oak; or the quiet grace of a butterfly in search of nectar. But my first love falls back to candid portraiture and capturing the beauty, the strength, the character, the personality of the young or old, or of those somewhere in between.
Within this gallery you will find some examples of my photography.
Perhaps you will find a good photo to enjoy!