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Biography

My passion for photography began over thirty years ago. Through shared enthusiasm for the arts with my father, along with his collection of cameras and photographic literature, I feel fortunate to have discovered this interest so early in life. Around my sophomore year in college I began to embrace photography as a journey, studying his collection more closely, and absorbing the imagery and techniques that were intriguing as well as inspiring.

Little has changed for me since first opening those catalogues and learning to appreciate the art of photography. I continue to pursue the artful capture of a subject’s essence, whether it is a story of life on rough seas off the coast of Alaska or “walking” an audience through a restored prairie in rural Wisconsin. Indeed, I attempt to connect those who view my work with the realities of the natural world around them, and to honor its true and often untamed beauty.

For the past 28 years, I've professionally worked as a staff photographer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In doing so, I have been witness to the power of the human spirit, unspeakable sadness and extraordinary splendor across the country. My work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and National Geographic World Magazine among others. These efforts have resulted in numerous awards, including…

More recently, my journey has taken me down a unique and personally quite rewarding path. Aligned with my desire to work with natural landscapes, I have been commissioned by the International Crane Foundation to create a book on their 200-acre prairie in Wisconsin.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News, Still Photography