I am powerfully drawn to wild and remote places, and to the creatures that live there. I have a particular fondness for high latitudes and deserts—places like the Arctic, Antarctica, the Atacama, the Colorado Plateau, Patagonia, Namibia, Mongolia, and the Southern Ocean—where the earth’s bones are exposed and broken, where you can see the curve of the earth, and where the hand and evidence of man are the lightest.
My wife and I have the travel bug. Together we have walked on all seven continents, have tasted the salt air on the seven seas, and have seen the three great Capes—Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin, and the Cape of Good Hope.
Photography is about both great subjects and great light. In fact, great light often is the subject, and what’s being photographed is merely a vehicle to draw attention to the light.
I’m a self-taught photographer, and a good part of my education has been to look at the work of others. I have been particularly influenced by the black and white images of Ansel Adams, and by the colour photography of Galen Rowell. Both Rowell and Adams were masters of light.