CV/Bio

 

 

 

 

"The myth is that you capture lightning in a bottle..."  -Chris Rainier-

 

I recently retired from teaching AP English and Creative Writing
at Kelly Walsh High School,Casper, Wyoming.


My wife and I moved to Denver, Colorado in June, 2012
to be closer to our children and very grand children.

I have been serious about photography since the mid-70s.
 My wedding/portrait/fine art photography business officially re-opened in Colorado  on October 1, 2012.

Most Current Activity

"On Highway 1, California" Gold Selection for the North Valley ARt League (NVAL) 2015 Juried Photography Show at the Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA/
Juror Thom Sempere, Executive Director of PhotoAlliance in San Francisco
(April 28-MAy 30, 2015)

"Best Out West, Sheridan"/"Sunset, Shirley Rim"/"Car #1, Bosler" donated to the silent auction for the Photogtraphy Department at Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton Ohio.
(January 2015)

"The Lion,Denver, Colorado" in Animals/"Dia de Muertos, Denver Colorado" in Music/Sorts/Dance/
"On Highway 1, California" in Landscape/Naure
received Single Image Awards from Black & White Magazine/
published in the Single Image Contest Winners Special Issue #107
(February 2015 issue in December 2014) 

Selections from "This Place on Earth: the Wyoming Images" in Art4<$100 Exhibit & Sale 
at the Oz Gallery/Thornton Arts and Culture Center, Thornton, Colorado/
Curator Linda Mansager Lowe
(November-December 2014)


"The Geometry of Light: People's Choice" solo exhibit (21 images)
at the Thorton City Hall complexy/Business and Development Hall/
courtesy of Oz Gallery/Thornton Arts and Culture Center, Thornton, Colorado/
 Curator Linda Mansager Lowe
(September-December 2014)

"The Geometry of Light: Italy 2014" solo exhibit (41 images)
at the Oz Gallery/Thornton Arts and Culture Center, Thornton, Colorado/
Curator Linda Mansager Lowe
(July-August 2014)

“les étapes, Bonguil” selected for  "The Art of Travel Photography" Exhibition at The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont/Juror Kurt Mutchler (National Geographic senior editor)
(June 2-June 27, 2014


"Last Leaves, Colorado”/”Stars, Old North Church, Boston/ “Les étapes, Bonguil”
included in "Through Our Lens" exhibition at the Oz Gallery/
Thornton Arts and Culture Center, Thornton, Colorado/
Curator Linda Mansager Lowe
(March-April 2014)

"Boys of Summers Past" selected for Looking Back: the Art of Nostalgia Exhibition at
The PhotoPLace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont/

Juror Mary Ann Lynch
(August 13-September 6, 2013)


“Young Aspen, Big Tesuque, New Mexico” selected for The Four Seasons Photography Exhibition at
The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont/
Juror David Middleton
(February 14-March 10, 2012)


"Glacial River #3, British Columbia"
selected for the

On the Road:Travel Photography exhibtion at
The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont/
Juror Sandra Chen Weinstein
(January 17-February 11, 2012)

Photography Education

"Introduction to Processing and Printing" at University of Wyoming  
(Summer '88)

 

Nikon School of Photography, Denver, Colorado
(April '99)

 

Contax "Secrets of Photography" Seminar, Boulder, Colorado (April '00)

 

"Digital Photo Solutions"/Ed Pierce Seminar in Denver, Colorado
(March '03)

 

"Adobe Photoshop Intensive" with Jerry Courvoisier
at The Santa Fe Photography Workshops

(April '08)

 

"Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures" with Weldon Lee
at Estes Park, Colorado
(October '09)

 

"Studio and Location Porttraits" with Bobbi Lane
at Northwest Community College

(May '10)

 

"The Natural Eye" with Eddie Soloway/
The Santa Fe Photography Workshops

 (July '10)

 

"The Photographic Life/The Life of a Photograph" /lecture by Sam Abell

at Northwest Community College
(September '10)

"Museum Standards 101"/workshop with Jessie Paige, Gary Reed and Rupert Jenkins
at Colorado Photographic Arts Center
(February 1, 2014)

"A Complete Guide to Portfolio Reviews" workshop with Brenda Biondo and Rupert Jenkins
at Colorado Photographic Arts Center
(January 20, 2015)

 

Workshops Taught/Lectures

 

I taught  journalism and photography for 16 years at Natrona County High School.

Photography workshop for Walsworth Publishing: Processing and Printing

(Fall '90)

 

Photography workshop for Walsworth Publishing: Processing and Printing

(Fall '92)

 

Photography workshop for Walsworth Publishing: Photographic Composition/

and Designing a Publications Staff Handbook (session for advisers)
(Fall '93)

 

Understanding Exposure: Photography Workshop
for the 1995 Wyoming High School
Student Press Association State Conference
(October '95)

 

MetaComposition: Photography lecture/slideshow for KWHS Digital Photography

(October '09)

 

Five Easy Pieces: an Introduction to Digital Photogreaphy/ five week/2 hour class
for KWHS faculty and staff
(March-April '11)

 

Five Easy Pieces: an Introduction to Digital Photogreaphy/ five week/2 hour class
for NCSD#1 faculty and staff
(October-November 2011) 

(Don't) Just Point and Shoot: Essentials in Digital Photography/ 3 workshops
for the 7th graders at DSC Montessori school in Pine Castle, Colorado
(November 2012)

(Don't) Just Point and Shoot: Photography Essentials and Introduction to Portrait and Landscape Photography
Presentation for 9th-12th graders at Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) in Thornton, Colorado
(November 2014)


Photography Awards/Publications/Exhibitions

 

Come to Casper for Your Kids’ Sakes: photographs for NCSD #1 publication

(Spring ’92)

 

"Prairie Woman" accepted to Photo Biennial '94 exhibition
at the Westport Arts Center,Westport, Connecticut;

jurored by Larry Silver and John Craig/ Melissa Harris, Juror of Awards

(September 23-October 16, '94)

 

"Twin Buttes"  accepted to
From Sea to Shining Sea 1995: Images of the American Landscape

at the Snowgrass Institute, Cashmere, Washington;

jurored by Alan Moen and Susan Kidd

(November 25-December 10, '95)

 

"Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Colorado"and "Parched"
in 1996 Wyoming Works exhibition
at Nicolaysen Art Museum/ Casper, Wyoming/

jurored by Kathryn Mallory, Gallery Director at the University of Montana
(May 11-July 14, '96)

 

"April Snow", "Rural Route", and "Red Buttes" in One Day in the Life of  Wyoming,
sponsored by the Casper Artists' Guild/ jurored by Mike Keogh and Adam Jahiel
(July 8-July 31, '96)

 

"Dunes at Ferris"; "Arches, NYC"; "Haystack #1, Medicine Bow" in  Images 1997

sponsored by the Casper Artists' Guild/Awards Judge Devendra Shrihande
(January 7-January 29,'97)

"Hat Six Road"/ "Storm and Sunflowers"  in Wyoming Works,  
at Nicolaysen Art Museum; jurored by Gordon McConnell,

curator of the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
(June & July '97)

 

3rd Place Faculty Division ($500) for "Shells" in 1999 Black & White Print Competition, 

sponsored by Eastman Kodak and the Photo District News (August'99)
published in
PDN (September '99)


"Black & White" donated to the Associate's Auction/
at Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
(November '99)

 

"Holy Places" published in Shutterbug
(June '02)

 

"Selected Images from This Place on Earth: the Wyoming images"/ solo photography exhibition 
at Metro Coffee Company/ Casper, Wyoming
(August 8-Sept. 5  '05)

 

"Running Bear, YNP" (photograph)
Postcards from the Wild Wild West/

Nicolaysen Art Museum/ Casper, Wyoming 
(April '07)

 

10 images donated to silent auction for Schools4Schools/Invisible Children Program
at Kelly Walsh High School/ Casper, Wyoming
(February '08)

 

"Flora 1", " Flora 2", "Flora 3" in Postcards from the Wild Wild West/
Nicolaysen Art Museum/ Casper, Wyoming
(April '08)

 

"Door #1, Santa Fe"  donated to KWHS for Cinco de Mayo Key Club fundraiser
(May'08)

 

"dix jours: France 2008" /solo photography exhibition
at Metro Coffee Company/ Casper, Wyoming
(October '08)

 

 "Flora"/"San Miguel Church"  published in
the Santa Fe Photography Workshops
20th Anniversary Calendar
(December '08)

"Taos", "Ranchos de Taos", and "Blue Door #2, Taos Pueblo" in
Postcards from the Wild Wild West/
Nicolaysen Art Museum/ Casper, Wyoming
(April '09)

"Boys of Summer Past" and "Sequoia National Park #3"/Merit Awards in
Color Magazine Single Image Contest 2010

(published  March 2010)

"Boys of Summer Past" in Wyoming Art for the Cure (April 2010)

"Liberty 2, NYC"/"Flat Iron 2, NYC"/"Imagine 2, NYC"
in Sensational Small Stuff at the Nicolaysen Art Museum
(April 2010)

Participating artist in "20/20" sponsored by the UW Art MUseum
in conjunction with the Wyoming Arts Council
(April 2010)

"Young Aspen" in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops e-newsletter
(September 2010)

"Prayers for Healing, El Santuario de Chimayo" and "Buddha's Blessing, the Great Stupa at Red Feathers" in Religion at the Corridor Gallery/Casper, Wyoming
(December 2010)

"Wolf Hotel, Saratoga" selected for gallery showing for The Poetry of Shadows exhibition at
The PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont/
Juror Christina Z. Anderson
(August 13th-September 10th 2011)


"Green Doors, New Orleans" donated to Sensational Small Stuff 2011 at the Nicolaysen Art Museum
(April 2011)

"le Château, Bruniquel" selected for the online gallery of The Language of Light exhibition
at The PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont/
Juror Paul Paletti, founder and director of Paul Paletti Galleryin Louisville, Kentucky
(March 29-April 23 2011)

"Sad Flowers, Big Tesuque" published in the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Summer/Fall 2011 catalogue
(March 2011)

"Prayers for Healing, El Santuario de Chimayo" donated to Wyoming Art for the Cure 2011
(April 2011)


"Grand Lake Series #14" selected for Art Along the Parkway 20011/
Jurors Sharon Merchat, Fred Taraba and E.K.Wimmer
(October 2011)

 

Photography Projects

 

This Place on Earth: the Wyoming Images  ('90-2011)

 

dix jours: France 2008 (2008)

 

Beautiful Obsession: Santa Fe and the Southwest (2009)

 

Alley Waltz: Behind, Between and Beneath  (2009)

 

West Coast Blues: California Days (2009)

 

Before the Deluge: the Big Apple and the Big Easy  (2009)

 

Sleepy Eye: Mexico and the Caribbean (2009)

 

Stone and Blossom: Washington, D.C.   (2009)

 

Locomotion: the Art of Transportation  (2009)

 

Still Is Still Moving: Still Life (2009)

 

The Fall Lines: Chasing Autumn (2010)

 

Semana Santa: Travels in Spain (in progress)

The Geometry of Light: Italy 2013 (2014)

 

Photography Organizations

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
(CPAC)-member since 2012

The Center for Fine Art Photography-member since 2013


Equipment

 

Like Annie Leibovitz, my first 35mm camera was a Minolta SR-T101.
 

Two of these galleries were shot with little point and shoot cameras.  

Sometimes it's not about the equipment.

 

I currently use  a Nikon D7100 and a Nikon D750.

I print with an Epson 3800 Pro.