I aim to bear witness to our changing natural world and tell stories through visual art. When I first picked up a camera, my goal was to photograph one of the rarest creatures on the planet – the Salt Creek tiger beetle. This little beetle exists only in a few wetlands near Lincoln, Nebraska. The total population is in the hundreds and most people will never get to see one. A small group of scientists and nonprofits are working tirelessly to protect the saline wetlands habitat that are so critical to the species, and in so doing, they’re hoping to create unique natural open spaces near a city without many. I share my photos of the Salt Creek tiger beetle as well as other animals to show people how fragile, yet resilient our natural world is today.

I am a dog, nature, and wildlife photographer. I’ve photographed endangered species, landscapes, and human-centered places across North America, Africa, and Europe. My work and stories has been featured in the Boston Globe, Audubon, Grist, Arkive Project, Bold Nebraska, Prairie Fire Newspaper, and many other outlets. In addition to photographing nature and wildlife, I love to tell stories through images of dogs, their personalities, and their lives.

I live near Seattle, Washington with my wife and our three dogs. Send me an email and I’d love to connect!

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Why I Am a Photographer

Photographers, at the fundamental level, simply carry around fancy contraptions with fancy lenses and capture what the camera “sees.” The true wonder of photography is the fact that anyone can carry one of these around and capture the world through a lens. This fact allows almost any story to be told: from the story of a favorite backyard tree to the geology of remote Antarctica.

With so many social and environmental problems threatening future generations, we need as many storytellers out in the world as possible. The most important work of these storytellers is providing an understanding of the world around us: the good and the bad. We live today in a world with an overabundance of information streams and photographs remain as the simplest and most direct way to tell a story.

Through my photography, I aim to be one of those storytellers. My photography tells stories of those who can’t tell their own stories. The endangered Salt Creek tiger beetle, the Sandhill cranes, the sea turtles of West Africa, the alteration of our natural landscapes. All of these are stories that many don’t know.

We live in a global world, a world in which we can speak face to face with a friend in Australia, a world in which a volcanic eruption in Iceland can cause global air traffic to halt, and a world in which people from different cultures have to live side-by-side. Stories from all reaches of the globe need to be told, captured through the lens of a photographer’s camera.

I’m a photographer on the side of a 9-5 job, but I hope to tell stories to influence people to better understand what needs to change about how we live with, interact with, and influence the natural world. I hope my photographs inspire, invoke awe, and make you the viewer want to take action.



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