As an Artist in Residence at the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in 2012 I photographed the forests of the North Rim. Fire management in the West is an uncertain and controversial subject. In areas where fires have been suppressed, it seems as though the forest either has burned or is very ready to burn. This photo essay explores the visual and aesthetic aspects of the North Rim forests.
The Yampa River flows from near Steamboat Springs in northwestern Colorado westward into Dinosaur National Monument and Echo Park, where it confluences with the Green River which comes in from Wyoming to the north.
Photos taken after the 2013 Big Flood in 4-Mile Canyon Creek, Boulder County. This photo essay documents the results of the flood on the topography, stream bed and riparian habitat throughout 2014. It explores how floods in a largely wild environment are a natural evolution, and while the existing landscape is changed, the results can be beautiful.
The San Juan River begins in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado and flows through New Mexico and the Navajo Reservoir and into SE Utah, where river runners float the last 83 miles of river until the water stops in the upper fingers of Lake Powell Reservoir.
Sometimes I press the wrong button in Photoshop, and the result is nice. When this first happened, the Grand Canyon looked like the Grand Canyon in my dreams, and so I explored this concept further. I also call this Photoshop Trickery, to set it apart from my other, literal landscapes.
Every now and then I feel the need to document my presence on this planet. Sometimes these portraits look outward, sometimes inward. Of course all photographs can be considered self-portraits, but these are different...
Like many photographers I began in black and white, which I still love. At some point I realized that the Southwest is a land of color, and I challenged myself to learn to manage this medium with the same strength there is in b&w; and now I am re-exploring my roots.
For me photography is the Art of Seeing. Inspired by the landscapes of the Earth, I am motivated by curiosity, using a contemplative process to explore the familiar in search of the mysterious. I am not as interested in documenting the literal representation of my subject as its essence. Photography teaches us how to see, and this enhances the sensual qualities of the visual experience. My photography is not didactic or intellectual, but if it helps people appreciate, love and safeguard our Planet I will have succeeded.
Each box, above, will take you to a different gallery. Some galleries contain stand-alone photographs, while others are photo essays (Grand Canyon, N. Rim; Boulder Open Space; After the Flood; Anza Borrego Desert). There are short texts in the title/caption box of some photographs. The galleries are mostly arranged geographically, with some by topic. Please enjoy the visual experience of exploring them.
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You can navigate the galleries either from this, the home page, or through the Galleries drop down menu. The image files are big enough to fill a large screen so they may take a moment to download the first time. This is a work in progress and new material is added regularly, so please “refresh” each time you visit.