Poor Colorado Snowfall inspires Spanish Wine Adventure

Marginal ski conditions and lingering injuries precipitated a last minute change in travel plans. Off to Spain to explore the famed wine regions of La Rioja and Ribera del Duero, where in between blustery showers and frigid gales, we sipped and savored the local fare, and gained great appreciation for one of the world’s top culinary destinations.

Surveying the Season

For reasons of circumstance and happenstance, I’ve found myself back in Michigan for most of March. Its provided an opportunity to observe the landscape during an unfamiliar transition season, while also allowed space to survey internal terrain.

Gluttony, Italian Style

Italy is one of those places with immense travel appeal. Since rediscovering its many pleasures two years ago, I longed to return. So when I heard cookery school friends were hosting a reunion, there was no hesitation in saying yes. Our memorable weekend was book-ended with adventures of Tuscany and a final send-off in Venice, the details of which recounted in the following travelog.

Experiencing the Crown Jewel of Irish Heritage Sites

On a fine sunny day during the summer of 2008 I had the great fortune to finally experience the Skellig Islands, a designated World Heritage Site seven miles off the Coast of Kerry. The experience remains one of my favorite adventures over my many years exploring the West of Ireland.

Lighthouse, Revisited

It has been some ten years since I first embarked on the Pier Project, an effort to photograph the Grand Haven Lighthouse through the seasons. During late summer of 2010 I was afforded a rare opportunity to revisit the project, documenting this historic structure from the rarely seen interior of the Lighthouses. Without hesitation I jumped at the chance.

Venice Vignettes- Vivid Impressions of a Magical City

With my six week tour through the wine regions of Italy, France, Spain drawing to a close, I had to go out with a bang. I boarded an all night train bound for Venice for three blissful nights. What follows is a series of lucid vignettes from my ephemeral visit, paying tribute to this most etherial of cities.

Colorado Scenics- Images of the American West

For me there’s something very special about the Central Rockies of Colorado. Since first visited as a child of eight, this place has become a permanent fixture in my psyche. So its no surprise that I eventually called it home. It is here, during a seven year period in the mid nineties that I honed my photography skills. The resulting images stand out among my all-time favorites.

Spirit of Places

Spirit of Places came about as my first retrospective photography show, compiling images of my first seven years as a photographer. This mindful approach to photography requires combining the raw elements of nature, with the elusive element of time, to create an image that resonates emotion and meaning, providing a broader understanding of the place.

The Pier Project

The Pier Project is a photographic study of place, for which I returned again and again, to the Grand Haven Lighthouse, to photograph it  at various times of day, across the seasons and over the years. The resulting images remain my most requested work, an overview of which is provided in the following slideshow.

Notes from the Road

Boredom and fatigue overtake me, like some big rig hell bent for Omaha. I’m chasing broken white lines that stretch forth from here to the horizon. Westward I travel, traversing this lonely highway, across an expansive continent, through an autumn in advanced repose. How many times I’ve made this journey I can’t begin to count.

Scenic Ireland

Scenic Ireland is a photo gallery reflecting my love affair with Ireland.  The connecting was forged one blissful July in 1997 when for 26 days I traveling by bike through the West. I’ve since moved to Ireland. For more than seven years Galway has been my home, providing a base to continue photographing the landscape of Ireland.

Travels in Languedoc

Highlights of a week traveling through Languedoc region of France during autumn of 2009, a highly relaxed and inspired journey, punctuated with frequent visits to the region’s myriad of wineries.

Little Traverse Conservancy

Among my favorite projects over the last decade has been my ongoing work with the Little Traverse Conservancy. Over nearly ten years of photography work, I’ve provide the images necessary to help protect protected thousands of critical farmland, shoreline and wildlife habitat throughout Northern Michigan.