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Photo by Joe McNally

In my work, I was an observer — reading a room, detecting the human dynamics of opinions, disagreements, teamwork, conflict. I’ve engaged, analyzed, critiqued, and coached — easing an organization or individual toward their goals in the business world. My “element of consequence” was the conversation: articulating clear thinking, negotiating agreements, and delivering on promises. My focus was reaching an intended future.

Now, I engage with, experience, and capture the natural world: Vast horizons, tiny petals, reflections, and messages in stone from the ancient past. My "element of consequence" is light. My focus is now, this moment, in this place.

Driven by curiosity, I’ve just as eagerly photographed scenes across the ocean and on my own street, and you see it in the incurable diversity of my subjects and styles. I hope these images convey some of the beauty, irony, humor and wonder that is all around us when we pause to see it.

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I’d like to acknowledge those who’ve inspired, encouraged, and pulled or pushed me along this path:

Dave Thomet, for giving me my first camera. Dewitt Jones for his contagious enthusiasm and generous invitations, Howard Huff, David Swindler, Dustin LeFevre and Nicole Pino for their patience, instruction and enthusiasm. Craig Childs, for his unmatched descriptions of the natural world, helping me "see" through his words. My wife, Mary, for sitting patiently in the truck while I go back for that thing I saw that I just had to photograph.

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"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them."  — Diane Arbus

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."  — Dorothea Lange

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph."  — Matt Hardy

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I acknowledge and thank the past and present generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands I travel, explore and photograph. I practice Leave No Trace ethics on my adventures, follow local regulations and guidelines, and urge you to do the same.

I am a member of the Nature Photographers' Network, The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography, and the Wasatch Camera Club.

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