I am a photographer who lives in San Rafael, CA. I received a B.F.A in Studio Arts from University of Colorado, Boulder and a M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. And for the past 21 years to present I work at Pixar Animation Studios.
All my time outside of the "day job" is split between spending quality time with my beloved senior Chessie named Lamar and photographing wildlife!
I primarily focus on photographing local wildlife as well as volunteering and/or donating images to serveral local conservation organizations.
My inspiration is simple: Animals. My images celebrate wild nature and is both a declaration of love for wildlife as well as a lyrical reminder of what we stand to lose if we do not preserve and protect habitat for the wild creatures that share the planet with us.
The most important consideration for me in photographing wildlife is that no image is worth causing an animal stress. Reading body language and knowing when to back off and walk away is crucial. On the surface my subject is animals. But perhaps it is more about the reverence I hold for them. I hope that comes across in my pictures.
All animals in my photographs are wild, not captive, and are not baited. Animals in the photographs in the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation galleries are wild animals that were injured, rescued, and in the best cases rehabilitated and released back to the wild via organizations such as Wildcare, a wildlife hospital in San Rafael, CA.
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