Based in the San Francisco Bay region
I've worked outdoors most of my adult life as a photographer, consulting biologist and educator. Today, I'm involved in photography both professionally and as a teacher/mentor. My commercial work has shifted to the wine & tourism industry of Sonoma and Napa and I continue with long-term documentary work to share the lived experiences of fire victims following the recent devastating fires of October 2017.
I'm pleased to announce that this summer I will be launching community-based immersion photography tours in the Amazonian Ecuador with a few of my lowland Quichua friends. I lived there continuously from 1996-2001.
Here in my native California, I enjoy walking barefoot at Point Reyes National Seashore, a place where I led tours as a park ranger. I'm fascinated by how the snowy plovers hide in cup-like depressions on the beach, and how the tall beach grasses bend in the wind to trace circles in the sand.
Graduate studies and documentary work have led me on wonderful paths of learning and acculturation in Native communities that are more intimate and connected to nature. I'm honored by the trust placed in me in during my Amazon work and fracking investigations. It's so fulfilling to make important images with local support and collaboration.
Wherever I work, I try to create images that interpret ecological significance and promote the cultural and generational values of a place.