It all began on a snowy day in an Illinois cornfield shortly after I entered college after serving in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Two shots rang out from my 12 gauge shotgun and a beautiful male ring-necked pheasant dropped lifeless out of the sky into the fresh snow. I went home disgusted with myself for having shot this magnificent bird. Shortly thereafter, I sold my gun collection and went into Chicago and bought my first Nikon 35mm SLR film camera. And as they say, the rest is history.
In 1987, I moved back to my roots in New England and have been in Maine ever since. I have run the gammut in photography and have used 35mm, 6cm x 6cm Hasselbald and Rollei cameras and finally my very favorite Arca Swiss view camera. In 2006, I went completely digital and now shoot Canon full-frame DSLR's exclusively. My bird and landscape images have appeared in many Down East and Brown Trout calendars over the years. I have sold hundreds of fine art landscape images in galleries across the country. When time permits, I travel to Vermont in the fall and winter to shoot landscapes. Through the years, I have sold hundreds of stock images to magazines and architects.
In 2000 my wife and I moved to Westbrook, Maine and I began pursuing my interest in architectural photography. Since that time I have photographed many interiors and exteriors in beautiful Maine homes for architects, custom home builders, interior designers and national paint companies.
In 2017, we sold our beautiful John Calvin Stevens home near Portland and moved to our 80 acre gentleman's farm in the western mountains of Maine near the New Hampshire border.