When not uttering my plaintive cries of protest against its drafty design, as an infant I could be found photographing the minimalist interior of my crib, unable to resist its vertical lines and intersecting planes. I was born with a camera in my hand; the tripod came later.
In truth, my immersion into this craft at the age of 25 led to cutting my (adult) teeth on the 4x5 sheet film captures of the view camera. As an architectural photographer working the greater Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest, I've now been creating compelling imagery of the built environment for more than 25 years. A project's context, function and design inform my thoughtful featuring of its materiality, geometry, dimension and actual use. The quality of light that makes all this visible is no less significant, and it all gets wrapped in striking compositions for clients needing imagery with a clearly professional impact.
My FAA certification as a sUAS (drone) Pilot was acquired in 2019, making a significant and meaningful aerial contribution to my services.
"Do small things with great love." This ranks as one of the best bumper stickers I've seen.
For me, the greatest blessing of working as an architectural photographer lies within the things of greater significance it facilitates. Some of the images on this page point to a part of that - raising children.
The intense pain of recent tragedy has pressed me even deeper into the joy of helping others. For this privilege, which really grew in scope in early 2021, my tool of choice soon became a Triumph Tiger 955i. As an ''adventure" motorcycle, its two panniers (pronounced pan-yerz) are outfitted with common tools and accessories to help motorists and others in need, including a fuel can to obtain gas for those who pushed it a bit too far. The top box works perfectly for parts-running, or for delivering some fast-food to those with a long wait for a tow truck.
The impact of this unexpected care for strangers of all ages, races and incomes, has been nothing short of stunning. What a good fit; my lifetime of personal mechanical and troubleshooting experience joins with my confidence on the very mobile Tiger, ultimately fueled by a God-given desire to encourage others. Thanks to Him alone for such purpose and hope.
The relevant photo below was sent to me by Reuben following our repair of his cooling system on the shoulder of Hwy 20 near the San Juan Islands (thank you, Reuben).
Assignment photography may be arranged for a single Client, or commissioned by a primary Client and licensed to multiple firms under a Multi-Client Usage License allowing for cost-sharing.
Whether you require a high level of collaboration, or the freedom to simply commission me to approach your project independently, I welcome your contact.