After retiring from the Corporate world - last position held for 20 years was as VP of Logistics with This End Up Furniture Co, Richmond VA, I returned to my lifelong passion for photography. I grew up in southwest Virginia many moons ago, where I learned to take photographs using film and developed them in a bathroom turned darkroom! Several years ago I switched to digital and have traveled and photographed in much of the world.
I live in Powhatan VA with my wife Sandi, four golden retrievers and Alice the Wonder Dog. Two of our dogs are Registered Therapy dogs and two compete in Agility Trials. Four of the dogs are Rescues. Fly fishing, hiking and travel are additional passions.
I am a documentary and portraiture photographer who seeks to gain photographic insight to people and things I come in contact with.
Work has been critiqued and selected for exhibition by:
Mary Ellen Mark - Look3
Craig Semetko, Tom Smith - Leica Academy South Beach Florida
Chris Usher, Eva Russo, Jamie Rose - Momenta Project New Orleans
Additional exhibited venues:
Awarded an Honorable Mention in 2017 VIRGINIA VISTAS PHOTO CONTEST.
Featured Artist Show November, 2016 at Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, Va. 25 photographs “Favorite Works”.
Two photographs accepted into the 2016 Beyond the Boulevard Silent Auction and were sold benefiting the Historic Richmond Foundation.
Accepted into 2016 Chestertown River Arts Gallery Annual Photography Awards Show, “Capture This”.
Three photographs tied to win second place in Richmond VA Art Works Gallery Annual 2016 Juried Photography Competition.
Won first place in Backroads Travel 2014 annual photo contest, valued at $3,000.
Won third place in Richmond VA Art Works Gallery Annual 2015 Juried Photography Competition.
Accepted into first annual photo gallery show at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center in Waynesboro, Virginia, Dec 2014.
Solo show by invitation at Art Works Gallery, Dec - Jan 2015 - “Friends I never really knew, unposed portraiture photography from around the world".
Selected by Leica Store DC for exhibit on "Oskar Barnack Wall” Nov. 2013 and selected for exhibition in annual juried competition May, 2014.
Received a Mark of Excellence award in the International "I shot it" B&W contest.
Won first place in Richmond VA Art Works Gallery Annual 2013 Juried Photography Competition.
Won second place with two photos in Richmond VA Art Works Gallery Annual 2014 Juried Photography Competition.
Accepted in several Juried All Media Competitions at Richmond VA Art Works Gallery.
Chosen as winner of Ron Howard’s Project Imaginat10n. My winning image was utilized to inspire the Character in a short film by Celebrity Director James Murphy & overseen by Ron Howard.
SEVA Golden Retriever Rescue - featured in & on Cover of fundraising calendars.
Maya Restaurant, Charlottesville VA - Month long one person show.
Powhatan VA Festival of the Grape
Work has been featured in or requested to be used by:
- Backroads Travel Company.
- Big Trout Ranch, Twin Bridges MT.
- McCoy Spring Creek, Dillon MT.
- Joseph Aken Mansion, Charleston SC.
- Hotel Gardena, Ortisei Italy.
- Hotel Alpina, Alpe de Susi Italy.
- Hoodoo Lodge, Cold Bay Alaska.
- Olympus Camera, Newsletter Cover Photo.
- Canine Companions for Independence, Multi Media Project which has been used extensively in Fund Raising and Promotion.
- Corporate & Private Collections.