Growing up in the state of Michigan has provided me with a love for its beauty and a great appreciation for the outdoors. Many of my fondest memories involve small boats on inland lakes, camping in the woods, and sunsets over Lake Michigan beaches.
Woodland, lakes, and beaches. In Michigan you’re never far from any of these. Each of these providing subtle to stunning beauty for the observant viewer.
My passion for photography has led me to spend countless hours not only practicing the craft, but also working to capture those scenes that show my appreciation for the beauty that Michigan has to offer. There are moments in our lives where we view a sunset over a quiet lake or a lighthouse shining like a star in the night, guiding sailors to safety. We take in these scenes and wish these moments would last forever. As we all know, those moments are fleeting. My goal is to capture those moments as best I can, for no two scenes are ever the same. It’s my pursuit of those moments that keep me going. Sometimes succeeding and sometimes not.
Another passion is woodworking. It has been a pleasure to merge my photos of the outdoors, with custom made frames built with eco-friendly wood that is purchased from a local family saw mill and sustainable. The wood is hand crafted in my home shop and painstakingly finished. Finally an archival quality print with a luster finish is trimmed with a hand cut mat and paired with a custom frame. Frames are made with poplar, walnut, cedar, hickory, and maple. Maple frames may be tiger stripe, birds-eye, or ambrosia. Ambrosia maple usually has a curly pattern along with bore holes created by the ambrosia beetle and dark streaks called spalting running through the grain.
Prints, canvases, mugs and more may be ordered here on the website. For matted prints and custom framed pieces, visit one of the many establishments that carry my work, or contact me directly for a quote. I would be more than happy to work with you.
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