As a fine art photographic artist I am interested in expressing my vision of the world of motorsports, motorcycle traveling, landscape photography and many other aspects of the art of photography. I want to make art that speaks to the common men and women who are the backbone of the world. Since 2011 I have devoted my efforts to photographing Heavy Highway and Bridge Construction. My construction photos show the world of construction from the perspective of the men and women who build America.
I’ve been a photographer for over 40 years. I studied Art at the Louisville School of Art in the early 80’s where I majored in Sculpture and minored in Photography. I was accepted into art school based on a portfolio of custom painted motorcycles, cars and vans that I was doing from the late 60’s through the late 70’s.
I’ve always been an artist, a motorcyclist and a hot rodder which influences my work to this day. I have been heavily involved with Land Speed Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats from 2006 through 2011 as both a racing participant and a volunteer starter at the BUB International Motorcycle Speed Trials. I am working on a book of images from that event encompassing all six years.
I strive to showcase the efforts of humankind while also sharing the beauty of our everyday existence. My work is in numerous private collections and I have won many photo contests over the past five years. In 2013 I was selected for the Engineering News Record’s “Construction Photography of the Year” award. I have had numerous solo exhibits in Louisville and been part of several group shows at galleries in the US. My work is distinctive for it’s use of composition and color and it’s ability to impart a sense of wonder in the viewer’s eye.
In 2012 I was elected president of The Louisville Photographic Society, which was founded in 1941, and has been providing encouragement and guidance to Louisville photographers for over 70 years. I consider it a great honor to be part of the long line of distinguished men and women who have held this office over all that time.
I teach workshops on many photographic subjects especially HDR shooting and processing, composition and beginning photography. I teach classes for small groups as well as provide private instruction for those who want a one on one learning experience.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in studying with me.