About Me - Close Encounters


I usually identify myself as a nature photographer because that is the simplest way to describe what I do.  But rather than a world apart, nature is in us as well as we in it.  Photography affords a way of exploring my awareness of that relationship and realizing its scope.

When visually drawn to something  I try to give myself to the nexus of perception. When the best circumstances prevail, with my camera or in post-processing, I think of the experience as a close encounter – in which affinity is accompanied by expanse. In those moments making photographs is a way to savor the thrill of wonder.


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In total acceptance, almost everything becomes a revelation.

Frederick Sommer


All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.

John Coltrane


We can perceive things at all only because we are entirely a part of the sensible world that we perceive. We might as well say that we are organs of this world,  flesh of its flesh and that the world is perceiving itself through us.

David Abram


World and mind, mind and nature, self and other, our breath and the atmosphere are not separate from each other.

Joan Halifax

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