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I try to learn something every time I use my camera, in terms of photography and the place or subject I’m shooting. Whether it’s capturing the rotation of the earth via star trails through long exposure photography or surrealistic high dynamic range (HDR) photography, I’m always trying to learn something new and challenge myself. I feel this way about the subjects and places I photograph, too: I try to capture what it is about a subject that fascinates me, so I can preserve and share it through photography.
I’m proud of my photos, and am confident you would be proud to have one on your wall.
Photography is a lifelong passion for me. It gives me new perspectives on the world around me, and allows me to chronicle moments in time. It’s what I love to do.
While I enjoy photographing anything interesting, I am especially fascinated in rediscovering the world immediately around me. I grew up in the Twin Cities area and have lived in Minnesota for most of my life (it’s duck, duck... grey duck!). I feel fortunate to live here: close to incredible arts, architecture, professional sports and city life, but still within reach of beautiful lakes, wildlife and nature. It’s this world near to me that comprises much of what I photograph. I started using my camera to preserve and capture some of the places and moments that are special about Minnesota, as well as discovering new ones. In the process I’ve gained amazing new perspectives on things close to me but often overlooked or taken for granted.