I have lived in Nevada City, California, a small artistic community, for 30 years. Nevada City is in the Gold Country of the Sierras, 2 1/2 hours from San Francisco. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have lived and worked in Japan and Peru, teaching in the American Overseas Schools system. I have also worked in London in construction and remodeling. I have been a photographer since my first photo of Yosemite Falls with a Brownie when I was 8 years old. My real interest started in my 20's when I lived in Japan. Since that time I have traveled and photographed in more than 50 countries. In 2009 I photographed in Iceland, Sardinia and mainland Italy. I have shot Black and White in the past but concentrate on color now. For the past 5 years I have been using a digital DSLR; at this time a Canon 5D Mark II. I mainly shoot landscapes, travel and abstract.
In 2009 I published a book of my work over the last three years titled, 'Photo Light Forms'.
As a Photographer, I approach each image in the same way as the Japanese poetry (Haiku and Tanka) I studied and wrote in Japan. Each poem creates a singular emotional response in the reader. With my photographs I try to evoke in the viewer the same kind of response, something each viewer will bring to the image and take from the image, not just a visual memory, but as something transformational that takes the viewer beyond the image itself.
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