2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner
My passion for photography started at a young age. Living along the coast of California with quick and easy access to places like Yosemite, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Mexico, and San Diego, I gained an appreciation for the outdoors and wanted to share what I saw with other people who might not have the same opportunities.
As I grew older and began to travel to the outer parts of the world my passion grew into an obsession. I find myself always chasing the light.
I became interested in nature photography because of the ever changing environment and the challenges of uncontrollable circumstances, like wind, sunlight, rain, movement, etc.
You just never know what might happen. The best shots come from when you are prepared for all.
But what truly keeps me coming back to photography are the friends that I have made along the way. Especially my good friend Ӧrvar Ꝥorgerirsson, who not only loves to share his passion for photography but also loves to share his knowledge of his country, Iceland. Through him and his images, I have also gained a genuine love for this beautiful Island called Iceland.
As a NANPA Member
I’ve been a member of the North American Nature Photography Association going on 10 years now. I truly love the comaraderie and the wealth of information that is in NANPA. It’s an organization that truly cares not only for the photographer but also for what is being photographed.
I’ve been fortunate enough to win in the Tier One and the cover of Expressions in 2014 with “Ultimate Iceland” as well as First Runner-Up wih “Red Hot” in 2015 and First Runner-Up with “Entwined” in 2017.