About Me

Growing up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains of Northern Utah, I was intrigued by the world around me and found inspiration in the peacefulness and harmony of both man-made as well as natural subjects.
Dad was a photojournalist, Mom a schoolteacher. My sisters and I were taught early, through many weekend camping trips and vacations, to respect and learn about the world around us.
I received my first camera around 7 years old, an old “Brownie Target” box camera, through which I was taught to see and capture the world around me.
As I grew my cameras became more sophisticated. I eventually resorted to “borrowing” Dad’s SLR to help what would eventually become a near addiction. I received my first SLR as a gift while I served as a missionary in Sweden for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
As a teenager, on a hike through the Grand Canyon with my dad and little sister, I fell under the Canyon’s spell and continued with a near obsessive desire to travel to and capture it in all its seasons. This finally culminated in my wife, Rose, and I living and working on the South Rim for 3 ½ years, learning more about the canyon and surrounding areas’ histories as we visited and photographed various places throughout northern and central Arizona.
Photography has given me a new way to express myself. For many years I have been able to record the beauty and emotional connections I feel towards the natural world.
I began taking my photography more seriously about 20 years ago when I took a black and white class and saw images “magically” appearing from a white sheet of paper. I continue to marvel at the emotions evoked in seeing memories of and places from my past portrayed in print.
I spent nearly 20 years working and running various photo labs learning from, as well as teaching, customers about photography and how they could improve on the images they were getting. I have seen in the transition from film to digital both the improvements as well as the problems of each.
I see the images I capture as a reflection of the memories of the moments in time which we call life. The name “Reflections of Memory Photography” is an outgrowth of my way of seeing the world around me. This collection of photos comes from my desire to preserve those important and beautiful moments in my life.

“You don’t take a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen,
the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams