STATEMENT PORTRAITURE Photography has recently been going through a digital revolution. It continues to evolve... the primary change is technical and the secondary change is artistic. Just think... over a decade ago every photographer was still shooting film and chemical processing prints either in dark rooms or outside labs. Now everyone with an e-device communicates extensively using photography. It really doesn't seem that long ago! Serious photographers went through a tremendous digital transformation, not only image capture, but also in processing, archiving and printing. Many of them didn't survive. Others persevered, many reluctantly questioning if the end result could ever be equivalent to film. Digital photography has finally evolved to a quality higher than film given the right tools. These tools do not really include the likes of phone cameras, point and shoots or most DSLR's that make up more than 98% of today's imagery. These mass produced prosumer devices are fantastic for what they can do, and I use them myself from time to time, but they do not provide the equivalent to film look. Full frame and medium format high resolution digital cameras, although quite expensive to operate, are now the tools of choice I use to create stunning imagery both in the studio, on location or in the field. On the artistic side, digital photography has changed everything, so much so, that photography has struggled to be considered a true art medium. I strongly believe it to be fine art if done carefully. Imagery today can be manipulated in so many fantastic ways with various processing programs. For example, retouching someone's portrait is a simpler process but it still takes time to do it well. I have great passion for my art. I embraced the transformation, invested in new tools, studied under prominent photographers, and love the results that are now achievable. I remain committed. If you have a couple minutes and peruse my imagery you will notice that my approach is unique. I focus on individual and corporate portraiture, interior design and architecture, fine art landscape, and theme photography. My portrait photography is transparent, luminous, and uncluttered. Capturing the true nature of my sitters is important. I understand that many people... "hate to have their picture taken" or... "don't take good pictures". I must have heard these a thousand times! The final portrait is very important to me. It's important for you as well and at the end of the day we want you to look your best. For individual or group portraits, whether family, friends, or in a business environment, we all work together and have some fun getting great images... imagery you will be proud to show. CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE & INTERPRETATIVE FINE ART Nature, with all it's inherent artistry, has always influenced my life. I have a somewhat unique perspective and understanding of our planet's geography, geology, and geomorphology. After retiring from a career in petroleum geology, I focussed my passion for exploring and developing oil and gas into my second career as a professional photographer. I have pursued this passion for many years now and enjoy the final results it can bring. In my free time I focus on landscapes and theme details either locally or in my travels. My interpretative fine art and contemporary landscape imagery has evolved through the exploration and documentation of striking landforms, textures and earth tones. It is a reflection of the affection and respect that I envisage at the land-water-air interface. I've been told that my art can be impressionistic, symbolic and unique.