About the Photographer...
I began taking pictures back when I was in high school. I had a job in a hardware store and saved all the money I could for college, but then I got my tax return back, and decided I was going to buy something for fun. I bought a Pentax Spotmatic screw-mount camera which I used for the next ten or fifteen years. Then I upgraded to a Pentax K-1000. Both of these were manual cameras. I tried an automatic camera at one point, but just never learned to take good pictures with it, so I gave up. I continued on with two K-1000's until about three years ago, when both cameras broke down at the same time on a trip to Peru and the Galapagos Islands. The worst part was that I didn't know one of the cameras was even broken until I got my pictures back! Ninety rolls of film, almost all ruined! Digital cameras are even more prone to problems, but at least you know when they aren't working. So I got a Canon D-30 (Pentax did not have a digital SLR then), and have more recently upgraded to the Canon 20D. So, most of the pictures on my site are from the past few of years, and thus are from a digital camera. Prior to that I always took slides, usually Fugi Sensia, and those pictures have been scanned at low resolution. I am a somewhat 'lazy' photographer, and rarely use filters except a UV haze filter to protect the lens. I rarely make digital manipulations, except I do quite a bit of cropping, lightening, and darkening, and occasionally contrast or color saturation.
I am now pursuing a career in travel photography. I have been to all fifty states and over 60 different countries, and have a stock of about fifteen thousand images from around the World (see my stock list). I am adding to those frequently.
College Fjord, Alaska Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia The 'Monastery', Petra, Jordan
My Other Life
I am also a locum tenens/family practice physician. That means that I 'fill-in' temporarily in various types of practices when another doctor is sick, on vacation, or perhaps has left the practice. Some of the types of practices have included regular family practice clinics, HMOs, Indian Health Centers, military bases, occupational medicine clinics, migrant farm worker clinics, community health centers, prisons, and cruise ships. This enables me to travel while I work, as well as to take time off to travel when I want to.
I live in the state of New Hampshire, where I was born and raised. My travels started by going away to college at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After college my roommate and I took the ultimate budget backpacking trip to Europe, and I was hooked. The travel bug bit me and the disease has continued to spread since then. After medical school at Dartmouth (in New Hampshire), and residency with the Air Force in California, I headed to Europe with the Air Force for the next six and a half years. My first year was at a small missile base in Comiso, Sicily ( a tough and busy assignment, but a great location); then on to Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany for three years; and finally two and a half years at RAF Upper Heyford in England. I absolutely loved living in Europe, and could easily have stayed there if the opportunities had existed. I then left the Air Force and started doing the locum tenens work, as I described above. This affords me the ability to travel when I am not at work.
Pyramids at Giza, Egypt Taj Mahal, Agra, India Gan Chun, China
Purpose of this Website
This site serves several purposes for me. First, it is a type of portfolio, showing a sampling of my images to potential buyers who may be interested in my pictures for their magazines, catalogs, books, calendars, or assignments. It is also a travel site for people to get an idea of what a place looks like before they go there- or reminisce after they get back - or for armchair travelers to dream about (or even stimulate someone to take a trip as well). And it is also a place for me to share pictures for friends and people I have met on my travels or traveled with.
My plans for this site are to continue to add to it as much as I can, or until my storage capacity has been exceeded. I hope to have at least some pictures from all the US states and most of the countries I have been to. I try to convey the beauty of an area, but also a bit about what life is like there, and even potentially some of the problems with an area. Some of the pictures are good photography, others document what is there. The commentary is my opinion, and just that. It is not meant to be authoritative fact. A few comments may be offensive to some people, and if so, I apologize, as that is not my intention. I encourage feedback on the site. Comments are welcome, and please let me know if you find problems with the site, or suggestions for improvement. I am still learning as I go along.
Thanks for your interest!
Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland Matanuska Glacier, Alaska Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana