Lakeside Tranquility Picture yourself standing beneath these pines, on the bank of this northern Wisconsin lake, looking west, and facing a gentle southerly breeze. How does it make you feel? Is your mind clearing of everything but the scene before you? Do you hear the loon in the distance, or the chatter of the…
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Fine Art Landscape Photography
John Denver music, Denali & Me
When you view a nature print -- Do you enjoy mentally escaping into the scene?
- Can you feel the breeze, hear the birds, and sense the change around you?
- Are you in the "present", capturing the scene's serenity and emotional attachment?
That's my goal - for youMy photography's emphasis is to "give a voice" to the land and the natural environment, (paraphrasing a John Denver lyric from "Wild Montana Skies") in my own small way.
In doing so, allowing you to feel very much a part of the scene.
My Photography BackgroundI am a self-taught, award-winning Wisconsin-based fine art landscape photographer.
From an early age, I've always held an interest in the natural sciences. In the 70”s, that interest merged with photography while stationed with the Navy in the California desert. Using an old Argus 35mm camera with manual light meter, the mountain and desert landscapes filled many rolls of film.
Combining my degree in, and lifelong interest of the natural sciences, I often visualized photographic opportunities while driving many miles in my previous sales career. Due to schedules, I did not have the time to commit the vision to film. My interest, though, in both photography and the natural environment never waned.
Following my conversation with Denali (true story), I retired early from Motorola on Friday, October 13, 2006 and committed full-time to landscape photography.
Music from within the SceneWhen initially looking through the viewfinder, I hear music that comes forth from within the scene. Each aspect becomes one instrument playing its part in the total composition.
Rather than simply documenting what lies before me, I strive to allow you, the viewer, to "be there", enjoying its "musical composition".
Personally print each printI believe art is not a commodity. Each creation contains the uniqueness brought forth by the artist.
While labs and other services can produce a print from a photographer's file, I believe it takes the artist to create the finished print.
Combining initial image creation with strategic development, I am able to create the envisioned artistic print with my desired image detail, natural colors and emotional attachment.
Printing myself, I am in complete control of the entire process, resulting in the highest quality in every print.
Those who invest in my fine art prints fully understand and appreciate this uniqueness.
Personally signedThough I do not offer limited editions, on the lower right corner of every print, you'll find my individually and personally hand-signed signature. This is your "certificate of authenticity".
I do not use an electronic digital signature on any fine art prints.
Complete Customer SatisfactionEnjoy the information and photography throughout this web site.
When ready to make your investment, my prints are available both on-line and at selected Wisconsin art fairs.
All fine art prints are back with my complete customer satisfaction, 30-day no questions asked return policy.
Sharing what I KnowThrough the course of the art fair season, I'm asked if I teach photography seminars. I have, though nothing currently.
I enjoy answering any question regarding photography and art shows, and happy to share my experience.
Send me your question and I'll repond. Your questions may also form the basis of future blog articles.
Pine Bark There are some trees who’s bark immediately captures my attention. Red pine is one such tree. Trout Lake Along the eastern shoreline of Trout Lake, between a small rural road and the lake, are numerous red and white pines. Image for a short moment standing beneath these tall spires, the soft breeze…
Glass-like surface On a calm, July evening, I was standing on the shoreline of a small lake in northern Wisconsin. Looking north, the evening shadows were covering the southern and western shore, while still illuminating the center of the lake and eastern shore. The surface of the water was calm – glass-like in appearance….