People are fascinating creatures and my favorite subjects. People move, change, and are always dynamic. Emotion, light, contrast, gesture and soul are always waiting to be captured in people.
There is a certain depth and richness that captures the viewer's imagination when effectively captured in a person's image. While not always flattering, an image of a person evokes a response of emotion.
I have good fortune to travel to many places around the world and throughout the United States. I have been on five of seven continents, still longing to get to Australia but planning to skip Antarctic, and been in 48 of 50 US states.
I consider it a deep honor to have seen such rich and wonderful places. But more importantly, the true privilege is meeting so many people from a vast array of cultures. I consider many my dear friends.
There is nothing more humbling than to be in a completely foreign place, totally out of your comfort zone, unable to speak the local language, see strange sites and eat unusual foods and yet feel a deep connection to these places and people around you.
A quote from an unknown author that I love says this:
"The world is a book and those that do not travel have read only one page."
Journey with me through my photographs but I encourage you to read the book for yourself.
Sometimes there are images that are just favorites. This collection of images evokes some emotion within me, strikes me in some way or represents photographs that have some interesting story attached to it. This is my "pleasure" collection.
weddings, social gatherings, etc.....
Oregon's Willamette Valley is home of some of the world's best wines, particularly it Pinot Noirs.
I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. My wine gallery is to bring you some of the valley's stunning beauty, its glorious vineyards and it abundance of wines.
Animals and pets are an integral part of family. They hold special places in the hearts of those that are their caretakers.
Our family has an adorable, over zealous, smart, sweet, full of energy and deaf Blue Heeler named Roxy. Yes, Roxy is deaf. Roxy follows about a half dozen hand signals (when she wants to and when she choses to look at you!) and we talk to her as if she could hear every word we say. Roxy is family.
This galley is photographic images of those special members of our families.