As a native of Northwest Arkansas and still living amongst its beauty, I have always had a deep emotional appreciation for the local wilderness areas and the wonderful changes that take place throughout the seasons with light, weather, and of course God's little surprises.  These ever-changing elements make landscape photography in Arkansas and beyond challenging as well as very rewarding for me when a successful image is made.  Even so, there have been many miles both driven and walked without a descent image to show, but in the end, it is always a blessing to just be out and about.  The ability to slip away into wilder and often times solitary places allows me to explore the full limits of creativity.  

As I grow older, I find myself less often drawn to the grand, dramatic scenes of my youth, instead seeking quieter, more soothing moments where solitude accompanies creativity.  My goal is that these images will transport you into a stirring yet peaceful moment in time.  All my images are made of a single moment with one exposed frame, not multiple image composites.  This is the style of photography that I carry over to digital from my days with film. Ultimately, I hope that my images will inspire others to seek their own moments of peace while respecting and protecting these tranquil places now and for future generations. 

Some of my published credits include the following: CJRW and Blackwood Martin Advertising, Arkansas Democrat-GazetteMorning News of Northwest Arkansas, Down River Cards, Lewis and Clark Outfitters, University of Arkansas, Arkansas Parks and Tourism, Sierra Club, and Falcon Guides as well as At Home in ArkansasCamping LifeGet OutLittle Rock MonthlyOzarks MountaineerSouthern BackroadsBackpackerNature Photographer and Outdoor Photographer magazines.  Gallery showings include Arts Center of the Ozarks, Walton Arts Center and the Fort Smith Arts Center.

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