Someone once said, “With all our exploring, we’ll arrive at the place where we once started and see that place for the first time.”
I started my career 40 years ago while I was in the US Army. Having access to the base darkroom, I soon found myself spending most of my free time there. After my tour I earned my degree in fine art and went on to attend the world famous Glen Fishback School of Photography. I then entered the world of commercial photography. As a sideline I made images of flowers that I put on consignment in various gift stores in Northern California. As my commercial work grew I had to stop the consignment business but continued taking flower photos. After Glen Fishback died I was asked to teach at the school. I taught for 10 years, while still maintaining my commercial business.
Being now in semi-retirement I decided to go back to what I started doing first, photographing nature’s beauty. The approach I use today to capture my subjects has evolved over my entire career. I try to take what a friend has dubbed, “A bee’s eye view”. My goal is to show people the inner beauty they normally miss with a casual glance.