5137 North 38th Street
I specialize in the photography of Rappahannock County, Va. and rural and natural areas in the Western U.S. I try to avoid bringing any pre-conceived style or vision to my photographs, believing that each image is best approached on its own terms, speaking its strengths in its own voice. The most satisfying results come when an image is rendered realistically but simply, with non-essential elements excluded where possible. For me, it is this combination of simplicity and realism that make a photograph worthy of appreciation over many years.
I have spent nearly my whole life in Virginia, living first in the Shenandoah Valley and now in Arlington, and I spend many weekends at a farm in Rappahannock County. I am a journalist and have worked for a variety of publications. I also write and photograph for the Travel section of The Washington Post. I am married, with two daughters and a dog.
Digital Photography Philosophy and Practice
I made the transition from film to digital photography several years ago, when I felt digital could equal or exceed film in quality. But I have strict rules limiting my use of the technology, whether the final print is for sale or for my sole use. My rules are: