When I first took up photography in the late 1980s, I started entering - and occasionally winning - photo contests. I won the top prize in photography at UC Berkeley in two of my three years of graduate school there, and my wife and I even had a week-long honeymoon in St. Bart's thanks to a prize-winning image in an Islands magazine photo contest.

In 2016 I decided to start entering photo contests again. In 2016 and 2017, I won, placed, or was a finalist in sixteen international photography contests. In 2018 I shifted my focus to exhibitions. Since then my photos have been exhibited around the world including in Berlin, London, Beijing, Delhi, New York, Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Shows and Exhibitions

"American Photographic Artists "Something Personal", juried exhibition, December 2019

"Twelve:Visual and Verbal", Viewpoint Photographic Art Center Juried Exhibition (two images), December 10, 2019 - January 4, 2020

"Abstract", Sebastopol Center for the Arts International Juried Exhibition, October 25 - December 1, 2019

"On the Block: Images from the Street", Lucie Foundation juried exhibition, Los Angeles, October 3 - November 3, 2019

"Alchemy": Arts Guild of Sonoma National Juried Exhibition, Sonoma, California, October 3 - November 3, 2019

Stockton Art League 2019 Juried Exhibition, Goodwin Gallery, Stockton, California, September 5 - October 3, 2019

Urban 2019 Photo Awards, Po Drodze, Krakow, Poland, August 7 - August 31, 2019

Urban 2019 Photo Awards, Trieste, Italy, July 26 - August 7, 2019

American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock 2019", Santa Monica, California, April 12 - May 11, 2019

Transformation, WPA Gallery, Norfolk, VA, April 12 - May 24, 2019

ArtExpo New York 2019, Agora Gallery, New York, April 4 - 7, 2019

PhotoPlace Gallery "A Color Moment", Middlebury, VT, March 2019

American Photographic Artists "Something Personal", San Francisco, December 2018

Art Takes Miami, Art Basel Miami, December 6 - 8, 2018

Art Takes Soho, The Untitled Space, New York, September 26, 2018

India Arch Dialogue 2018, Red Architects Gallery, Mumbai, July 13 - August 10, 2018

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California, July 7 - August 12, 2018

American Photographic Artists "Off the Clock 2018", Santa Monica, California, April 21 - May 12, 2018

Travel Photographer of the Year, London Bridge City, March 30 - April 29, 2018

India Arch Dialogue 2018, Gallery IAQ, Delhi, February 9 - 25, 2018

Building Images, Sto Workstett Gallery, London, February 9 - April 27, 2018

True Space, Beijing, November - December 2017

World Architecture Festival, Arena Berlin, Germany, November 15 - 17, 2017

Creators Deserve to Be Seen, Chashama Gala, Times Square, New York, June 2016

Visionaries, Mountain Light Gallery, Bishop, California, January 4 - March 31, 2010

Photography Awards


Budapest International Foto Awards, Bronze Medal, Architecture; Bronze Medal, Nature; Honorable Mention, Cityscapes


Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 (TPOTY), Runner Up, New Talent Portfolio - Destinations

PDN World in Focus 2017, Winner

PDN Great Outdoors 2017, Winner

Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards, Top 20 Finalist (two images)

Chromatic International Color Photography Contest, Honorable Mention (six images)

Proify 2017, Top 50 Images (two images)

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2017, Third Place, "Amateur: Events - Other" (five images)

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2017, Honorable Mention (four individual images)

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2017, Honorable Mention (photo series)

Neutral Density Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, 8 entries (2 series, 6 solo images)

Siena International Photo Awards, Finalist (photo series)

Athens Photo Festival 2017, Shortlisted

Photographer's Forum Photo Contest, Finalist (two images)

CIOB Art of Building Competition, Highly Commended


PDN Great Outdoors 2016, Winner

Hotel Ranga Photo Competition, Winner

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017, Early Entry Editors' Pick

Neutral Density Photography Awards, Bronze Star Award: People/Culture, Honorable Mention: Nature/Trees

International Photography Awards (ipa) 2016, Honorable Mention (four images)

Photographer's FORUM "Best of Photography", Finalist

LensCulture Street Photography 2016, Editor's Choice


Mountain Light "Visionaries" juried show
Winner (two images), including promotional poster image


Outdoor Photographer "Colors of India" contest


Islands Magazine photo contest
Honorable Mention

Hemispheres Magazine photo contest
Honorable Mention


Islands Magazine photo contest
Honorable Mention (two images)


Islands Magazine photo contest
Second place


UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography
Winner (three images)


UC Berkeley Eisner Prize in Photography
Winner (single image)

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