"Being a photographer is not a career. It’s not a job, it’s not a hobby, and it’s not just some thing I do for fun. Being a photographer is literally who I am. It is my identity. Because for me, being a photographer is the very essence of my attitude and beliefs. It is beyond a means of self-expression. It is the result of the way I think, see, and do. It is a culmination of every experience I have lived, and it is the way I communicate with the world to show others what I see..."
I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon 7D, with various lenses. My focus is fine art photography and classic cars.
In my free time, I am on the leadership team of two photography groups; the Portland/Vancouver Photography group and Portland/Beaverton Nature Photographers, where I often lead creative events such as day trips of old barns and back country road tours. I have also been an instructor at the NW Center for Photography, in Portland, OR. My work is displayed in galleries or as artist of the month at various venues.
"As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs." Sam Abell
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