I first discovered my natural vocation as a tree photographer during a five-year sojourn in France. I lived a short walk from the Parc de Sceaux, "The Petit Versailles", on the outskirts of Paris, and was deeply struck by its landscapes and manicured beauty. As any photographer might, I sought to keep the initial sensation of unexpected inspiration and wonder witnessed therein. Several hundred pictures later I came to appreciate and explore the innately human quality of every tree, their contours and sprawl. It has become the core element of my photographic composition.
2013 IPA Honorable Mention Awards (6)
- Nature/Trees and Fine Art Landscape (2 awards): "Jardin du Luxembourg"
- Fine Art/Landscape:" Long Shadows of Twilight on a Ball Field in Riverside Park, NYC"
- Nature/Trees: "Trees"
- Editorial/Environment : "Hudson Shore"
- Special/Digitally Enhanced: "Chez Monet, Giverny France"
2012 IPA Honorable Mention Award
- Architecture/Bridge category: "Early One Monring Under the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge"
2011 Real People Exhibition, Northwest Area Arts Council, Illinois
- Galllery 1839 (London, England)