Although the land and the sea have always been the wellspring for my work as a photographer, having moved here from California, I struggled to find inspiration from the landscape I was seeing, as beautiful as it most certainly is.
I think now that the land takes time to read and to understand. I had to stand still and see the way a very different light changed contours and shapes. As the sun moves across the ocean, it lights forests and streams in dramatically singular ways.
It took me a long time to really see this new light, influenced as it is by the ocean, which gives the Washington Coast its own song.
Born, grew up, went to a good college where I learned nothing except about student loans, then worked like a dog in the fashion industry. Eventually I ended up here, in Tokeland. And this is where I do things. I’ve won a bunch of important and/or impressive awards for some of those things and I hope to continue doing so for sometime.