Photography has been a major part of my life since the mid-1980s. The love of nature got a hold of me even earlier. My mom taught me to be kind to all living things (well, except hornets) and helped foster my young curiosity. After a childhood of flower-picking, tree-climbing and toad-wrangling, I still have a fascination with the natural world. I hope that is what you find in my images and writing.
After more than 40 years in New Hampshire I’m now in northern Wisconsin and love it because I’m almost in the middle of nowhere. There are plenty of nature preserves, back roads and quiet waters to explore.
You’ll find me out in all seasons – hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Most of the time the camera comes with.
In 2021 I became a member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. I hadn’t heard about them before, but after reading what they stand for it seemed like a no-brainer. All my life I’ve tried to follow the Nature First Principles:
- Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
- Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
- Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
- Use discretion if sharing locations.
- Know and follow rules and regulations.
- Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
- Actively promote and educate others about these principles
The blog isn’t about me. Not really. Not per se. It’s about how I escape. Civilization isn’t all that civilized if you ask me. So I get out. Not far. Just far enough. To think. To see. To hear. To be.
Then I bring it back.