I was born and raised in South Dakota, a land of vast space and lonely beauty. My Great Plains upbringing influences the way I look through the viewfinder. My hope is to connect with those who might like to experience the openness that welcomed me into the world, through images that moved me enough to point and shoot.
I have self published three books of my images and poetry. “Point and Shoot Poetry” and “Searching for Authenticity” and “Upon a Woman” can all be found on Amazon in soft cover and E-book versions.
How it all started
It was my first time away from home, being yelled at by drill instructors and feeling very lonely and insecure. I didn’t even own a car yet, so I had no means of escape. On the day we were scheduled for military headshots, the photographer struck up a conversation with me. That photographer made me feel calm, at ease and normal again. Having associated the photographer’s camera with those positive feelings, I saved my military pay and put a camera on layaway at the commissary – my first major purchase in my life as an adult. My first time using the camera came as I was taking a military hop on a KC-135 (I think). The captain announced they would be refueling a couple F-4’s. When I saw the NCO crawl into the glass bubble to perform the refueling maneuver, I asked if I could photograph the fighters, and much to my surprise, he said Yes! As I laid next to the glass bubble on the floor of the tanker and looked down to see the flying boom, the F-4 and the ocean below, I was in awe.
I am anything but formal in my approach to photography. If I’m doing senior photos, I like to know what that young adult’s interests are. I like going out and scouting for perfect locations for that young adult and incorporating their interests and personalities.
Same goes for families. I don’t have a studio, because I find that shooting in natural settings is so much more relaxing. If weather is an issue, then I will make changes accordingly of course. If children get restless, let them run. I will follow and get candid shots until they are ready to sit again.
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