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Artist's statement: As a found-object travel photographer and former journalist, I'm inspired by eye-snatching discoveries in the forest, the surprise appearances of wildlife, and the immense power of the ocean. Power and peace, explosive action and gentle subtleties, all find their voices through my interpretations. I constantly challenge myself to further discover my deepest feelings, and evolving beliefs, through photographic exploration and expression. New works appear frequently.

At right: The Blessing   (NFS)

Below: Billowing, threatening clouds converged over these rock formations near Gooding, Idaho, promising heavy rain. I was set up at the bottom of a miles-long, deeply-rutted dirt road that would have flooded into a mud river with the anticipated deluge. Fortunately, the storm veered off.




Clouds over the Little City

Fresh bagels, new exhibits: I show my photographs at the four Blue Sky Bagel restaurants in the Treasure Valley. Every time I sell an image, I donate 20% of the purchase price to the Idaho Foodbank. I believe in win-win situations, and this is one of my favorite ways to give back to the community.

View my framed work and metal prints on exhibit at the Blue Sky Bagel restaurants at 5517 W. State St., Boise (next to George's Cycles) • 3161 E. Fairview, Meridian (behind Krispy Kreme) • 407 W. Main St., in downtown Boise, and the BRC Plaza, at 12375 Chinden Blvd., Boise.





 




Haunted by Frost

Sunset, Yachats, Oregon



Found objects and light: Angry car tires screeched behind me as I locked my brakes when I spotted this abandoned farmhouse and trees coated in hoarfrost (above left). Once situated near Eagle, Idaho, the 1885 Woods homestead was dismantled board-by-board and reconstructed in Atlanta, Idaho by family descendants.

Above right,
going in search of sunset doesn't always get you the spectacular skies you expect, but this version in Yachats, Oregon evokes a most fitting and intimate mood.

Looking across the Red River from Shreveport to Bossier, Louisiana
(right), the lighted bridge, reflected in the river, points the way to garish casinos awaiting your approval…and your money.





Shreveport to Bossier





Battle at Staircase Rapid

Up in Smoke


Community journalism inspiration: I spent many years as a community journalist and photographer. My assignments and enterprise work ran the gamut from kayak races on the South Fork of the Payette River (above left), to a suspicious structure fire in Victor, Idaho (above right). Early on, capturing images of local news events helped pique my interest as a storytelling photographer and helped me evolve as a photographic artist.

At right: Pond Skim: Grand Targhee Resort in Alta, Wyoming celebrates the end of the ski season by filling the snow-tubing area with water and challenging skiers to make it across after a short downhill run.

These images are not for sale.


Pond skim




Moose munchies




Moose munchies: This youngster got a tasty mouthful of willow in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness. Below: Encroaching on a badger's burrow could be hazardous to your health. A long lens kept us at a safe distance. Visit my wildlife photography page for more cool critters.

BADGER PHOTO
Badger!



Sheep shack: On the Wyoming border at Alta, across from the Idaho side at Driggs, lie many acres of tall grass once belonging to this abandoned farmstead near the base of the Grand Tetons. Apparently not completely satisfied with their one-course meal, this group branched off from their grazing compatriots to see what the humans might have left behind.

They didn't find much. And now the shack is gone.




Sheep shack




Steinke's barn

      
Old barns, new perspectives: In 1995, I began my quest to document iconic, ancient barns still standing in Idaho and beyond. Most would be gone before long, doomed to yield to new development, new people, new lifestyles. Thus began my photo-documentary, Disappearing Legacy: Old Barns of America, representing some of my favorite finds.

I’ve photographed hundreds of these fascinating buildings over the years. Some are still serviceable, but many more are gone, gone forever, existing only in this collection of artistic photographic renderings.

By 2006, Idaho had lost more than half of its old barns, and I knew with alarm this was likely happening everywhere. I expanded my ancient barn photography odyssey to a nationwide journey of discovery, photographing icons that will soon be lost forever to change.

The quest continues.

 

Crouch Barn

Mail Pouch Barn, West Virginia




Light and celebration: Nothing adds more foreground color to Boise's night sky than the new JUMP (Jack's Urban Meeting Place, right), which offers art opportunities, classes, exhibits, performance venues and much more.

Below left: Waiting at an ideal location to capture sunset over Boise, I was suddenly and mercilessly buffeted by gale-force winds. No tripod would help me here. Working quickly between gusts, I zoomed in to this glowing color band in the sky. The textures in the clouds are reminiscent of the "Pastoral Symphony" scene from Walt Disney's "Fantasia."

Below right: Adding joy to an already festive season, this newlywed couple heads off toward the Grand Tetons for a Christmas honeymoon. The image is featured on my collectors' editions page.




Jump into Boise





Sunset at Hulls Gulch


Teton honeymoon




Web of Deception: These have been trying times in America. Faced with divisive politics and attitudes--the intensity of which this country has never seen--we constantly struggle to keep the forces of hate and ignorance from pounding on our collective doors. My ongoing project, Art Down 45, is my photographic interpretation of these most difficult times. Please note: This page contains images which may be disturbing to some.



Web of Deception
Web of deception


Escape
The escape: Enveloped in mystery, this image evokes many definitions of its name. Depending on the viewer's perceptions on life, someone could be walking away from a catastrophe, or toward one. Is he the center of attention for the creatures behind him, or just ignored as they go on about their business? And just what is their business? Who are they?

Decide for yourself. Click the image for a larger version. Escape can be found on my collectors' editions page.






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