A Thousand Tales
40 x 60 inches, mounted on wood panel with resin varnish
My photographs acknowledge natural elements, treating the elements as both landscapes and still lifes. An Ohio native and current Virginia Beach resident, my large scale images test the boundaries between recognition and abstraction to invite the viewer into a multi-sensory relationship with the subject.
There are obvious benefits to working in nature, but the fun starts with the chase to find the subject, lighting, view point and composition. I use my work to promote meaningful awareness about environmental stewardship. Proceeds from his work help support The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Norfolk Botanical Garden.
I received his B.F.A from Kent State University School of Visual Communication and Design. His current photography is a product of years in the world of brand advertising and design as an art director, creative director, agency founder and educator. Training that inspires him to approach his art openly but with a purpose. After years of hiring and directing prominent artists and photographers for his agency work, in 2014, I took the step to creating my own photographic art.
My work has recently exhibited at MOCA (the Museum of Contemporary Art) in Virginia Beach, Capital One in Chesapeake, VA, multiple BOJUart gallery exhibits in Virginia Beach and Richmond, and the Norfolk Botanical Garden.