About Me

I am a San Francisco based photographer, conservationist, wireless entrepreneur, nonprofit board member, husband, and father of two. I take photographs because I like to document my explorations of the world, because photography forces me to concentrate, focus, and live in the moment, and because I hope every once in a while to create something of lasting beauty.

I took up photography when I quit my job as a systems engineer to travel around the world for eighteen months. During my travels, I was surprised to find that many of my most intense memories and experiences were when I was behind the lens. When I returned to the US, I began studying photography more formally, mostly by reading, by attending field workshops, and by having my images critiqued by experienced professionals. I have been lucky enough over the years to attend workshops with some great photographers, including David Muench, Jack Dykinga, Justin Black, Michael Frye, and Lewis Kemper.  Along the way I've won  awards, published  photos, and exhibited my work a few times at galleries and coffee shops. However, I've always treated photography as a passion, not a career.

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