My photo
I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


PAW 2005 - Wk #45 - Maple Leaf Joy

The wonderous poetry that is a tree cannot be captured easily in a small fraction of a second of light reflected in time/space. I photographed this maple early in the PAW project this year leafless in the cold snow. Since then it has grown a thick covering of green leaves that nurtured it with converted solar energy all summer and has now exploaded into a riotous festival of orange just before they will drop to the floor and cover and eventually feed the roots in a rich blanket of leafmold under the snow. In the spring it will begin all over again.

This is the essence of coolness about trees for me, they are a perfect demonstrative example of the birth, life, death and renewal cycles that all of creation is starting and stopping continuously.

(Nikon D70, 12-24 Tokina)

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