I moved from New England to Alaska at the age of 18 in order to quench my thirst for adventure and experience wilderness on an intimate level. I first settled near the Gates of the Arctic National Park where I obtained my first SLR camera and developed a love for photography. View Profile
I recently retired after 34 years with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, mostly as a Wildlife Biologist in Alaska. Photography was always a part of my job, so continuing it in my free time to freelance as an outdoor photographer was a natural extension.
I grew up in rural Australia, left my small hometown of Bathurst when I was 21, came to Atlanta, GA, USA, to study guitar, and here I am now. I play guitar, teach guitar, guide backpacking trips in Alaska, and sell photographs.
I grew up in a small town in southern Wisconsin where I developed a passionate interest in nature and the outdoors. In 1981, I landed in Fairbanks, Alaska to attend the University. I was young and green, hungry for adventure and wide open spaces.
I’ve been fortunate to call Alaska home since 1983. I arrived in the deepest, darkest part of winter but still fell in love with the state. Alaska’s beauty takes my breath away and never ceases to amaze me.
My photography was born from my appreciation of all things wild and by an inherent quest to explore the natural world around me. I can’t imagine doing anything else that would provide the satisfaction I receive from sharing my work with others, opening windows that help enrich their lives and appreciation for the intrinsic values of wild things and wild places.
Ever since my teacher introduced me to the art of the darkroom at the age of 14 in Norway, I have been entranced by the joy of outdoor photography. I have worked in film and television, and as a professional pilot in bush Alaska, as well as capturing the beauty of this state in large-format photography.
I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and am fortunate to have been exposed to all of the outdoor activities that come with living in Alaska year round. With the Chugach Range in my backyard, my focus naturally gravitates toward exploring wilderness, wildlife behavior and the habitats they call home.
In 2002 my wife Janine and I decided to chase a dream and follow my passion for photography on a full-time basis. We left comfortable corporate jobs for the unknown life of a professional photographer team and never looked back.
I have lived and photographed in northern climates most of my life, with the latter part of it in Alaska. The natural beauty I found here compelled me to leave a 10-year career in geology to explore and photograph its vast landscapes and wildlife.
I’ve been obsessed with wildlife as long as I can remember, and at 16 I purchased a camera and telephoto lens with my first paycheck. It was the intimate contact with animals that captured my attention. After several years photographing in Yellowstone country, I headed north for a place less crowded.
I live near Denali National Park and have made my home in Alaska for 53 years, mostly self employed as a nature photographer and writer. Alaskans are dabblers in varied skills and job descriptions, and I am no different, having also taught college courses in journalism, worked as a carpenter, military game warden, and wildlife technician.