Updated Oct 19th, 2013.
Welcome to my gallery here at Deviant Art! Growing up in the 1970's and 80's here in the mid-Atlantic area of the United States, I felt that the region (or even this whole half of the country) wasn't adequately represented in landscape photography. I'm speaking of TV documentaries and other mass media. So what inspires me is love for the area and a desire to capture and share what I feel is world-class scenery. I do it out of love. Photography is also a deeply spiritual practice for me. I love to celebrate the Earth and the life on it. I like to bring a greater appreciation of nature to people and to share that together. Nature appreciation is important to me and I feel that it is a healthy foundation that we need.
I'd say my style is more spontaneous than most photographers I've met. Almost all the images in my gallery were not planned, except of course getting myself out to places where I knew there'd be beauty to see and capture.
I grew up in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and starting at the age of about six our family would take regular weekend trips into West Virginia to our property. There were many hours of road trips and of watching the scenery go by. Those many trips helped inspire me and helped me to appreciate its beauty. I'm mostly a city boy but my inner West Virginian is always trying to come out! As a young adult I would bring a camera on my walks in the hills and mountains and it slowly developed into a passionate endeavor as the years passed.
I have roughly a thousand images in my collection. I'll process as many of the images I can and post them here on DA. It's been fun so far.