The outdoors has always been for me, the place where I feel most at home. Photography has been my fragile effort at capturing the moments and creatures I find there, in a way that I hope has some artistic value.
For me a perfect day is wandering into the back country with my camera, and stumbling across a brief encounter with a wild creature who for just a few moments, shares with me a relationship, that we will both carry with us for the rest of our lives. In those brief seconds, we are able to look into each other's eyes, and that connection changes us, if only subtly, in a way that words can not describe.
Each of my photos carries with it a story of such an encounter. When I can, I try to write just a few notes to share some of those stories with you.
Some encounters are more calculated, while others are more sudden and spontaneous. But each is special and unique.
I have been privileged to visit most of the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, Ontario, Europe, and even Africa. All of these spots hold special memories for me. But my favorite spot to photograph and hike, is Yellowstone.
Over the past decades, I have learned to know the wolves in the park better than any other of the wonderful creatures in the wild. They have taught me a great deal about themselves, and brought me closer to my center. Helping others to understand them, and hopefully protect them, has been a big focus of my life in recent years.
I have had several encounters, off in the back country, where I have been miles from any other human being, and suddenly found my self standing alone in the wilderness with a wolf. Some of those moments are documented here. Words cannot describe the thrill of such a moment, but I hope you can find some of that in the photos I present to you.
When I close my eyes at night, somehow it brings me closer to balance, to think that wandering somewhere in the wild mountains of Wyoming or Montana, there lies a wolf, who may just think for a moment, of the old man who crossed his path, many days ago.