I feel I've followed a creative path since childhood. My dad, who was a prolific amateur photographer, used a 3D Stereo Realist camera and my obsession with his vivid Kodachrome slides of our family vacations and scenic drives through the Colorado high country was my creative bedrock.
In a circular path I found my career right where I spent days as a high school senior– the Denver Public Schools Career Education Center. Hired in support of the schools Film & Television Production program (1984); becoming lead teacher and in time developed Digital Film Production, an award-winning studio for high school students to write, direct, and produce their own short films. Now, in my "encore" career the camera is back in my own hands.
As a still photographer I am most often traveling east from my hometown of Denver onto the Colorado plains. I find the farms and ranches an empty canvas of open space, where the landscape requires a closer look on form, motion, color and light. Remnants in abandoned places pique my curiosity, as do man's impact on nature and nature's return. I look for (and imagine) the stories in these places, to make a connection between past and present, and reflect on where we are going forward. And always, I enjoy capturing those little stray moments that make me smile.
If you're in the Denver (Colorado) metro area my work can be seen exclusively at Valkarie Gallery in Lakewood's Belmar district, Email me direct for more information or to inquire about framed archival and limited edition fine art prints and canvas wraps. @strayimages on Twitter and Instagram...
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