Welcome to TIME EXPOSED!
I am a fine art landscape photographer currently living in Maui, Hawaii. For over a decade, I have been totally immersed in the world of photography, and have been making my living both as a professional artist and as an art consultant. My limited edition collection of work is here. These are the images I have worked tirelessly to make and the ones, if I’m doing my job well, I sell as fine art pieces for collectors around the globe.
If you are here on this page, you are likely interested in more than contemplating a piece of art for above your sofa – so for you, I go deeper. Not because I like to talk about me and my story all that much, but so that you understand my perspective in relation to TIME EXPOSED, this blog. Here’s the bullet-point-version that sums up my (photographic) story, with a little more in-depth down below:
•Compiled a tightly edited collection of more than 150 limited edition gallery images.
•Been earning my living as a professional fine art landscape photographer and have a growing number of collectors from around the globe.
•Exhibited and sold work in galleries and exhibitions here in the US and internationally.
•Been awarded by the International Photography Awards (IPA) with 32 awards over the past 5 years; Black and White Magazine with 7 awards over the past 3 years; and have over 40 award winning images in my collection.
•Been published in a number of publications including American Photo Magazine Images of the Year and Black and White Magazine.
•Successfully assisted a number of passionate photographers along their photographic journey in-the-field, in post-production techniques, and with portfolio reviews.
•Have worked directly with the top printers and fine art finishers in the country.
•Have worked as a fine art photography consultant and gallery director and have sold nearly 2 million dollars worth of fine art landscape photography by the likes of David Fokos, Peter Lik, Charles Cramer, and others, in addition to my own work.
Obviously, there’s a lot that falls between the cracks of these above points. As a photographer, I’m passionate about making moody and ethereal photographs and I love the capturing of extended time in the still image. I love nature and she offers me much in the way of a centering force. Ultimately, I am after a peace and stillness found in the present moment, so regardless of my setting, I try to remain open photographically to the environment. I think beautiful and dynamic images can be made most anywhere.
“The only Zen you find on the top of the mountain, is the Zen you bring with you.” Robert Pirzig
Ultimately, I consider myself a landscape photographer for this reason – because I use the craft and art of photography to more deeply explore my self, and to explore more deeply my spiritual path. Therefore, my photography is often explored alone and with a subject matter that allows me to simply be a quiet observer – the landscape.
My initial desire years ago were like many other young photogs, to become a National Geographic photographer and explore the planet endlessly while on assignment. With further contemplation, I decided there were objections to this plan and it wasn’t best suited for my personality, so I concluded I’d be better served working for myself, and creating a situation where I could do what I wanted and the work I wanted. I’d be an artist! Now this, I have the personality for. So early on my path the decision was made, I would follow the path of fine art and the fine art photography gallery. This led me to work for Peter Lik earlier in his career, (“the story” here) and later the Bartram Gallery where my then-small collection of work was released to the public, alongside landscape greats such as David Fokos, Charles Cramer, Brian Kosoff and others.
More recently, I have focused my energy on a path of self-representation and all in all, have done well with it. I have more time to myself, less stress, and am finally able to bring attention to other things in the world, such as this blog, TIME EXPOSED, my Maui photography workshops MAUI PHOTO EXPEDITIONS, and of course continuing my limited edition COLLECTION of work.
Thank you for visiting!
Blog posts will be featured in one of these categories:
- •STORY & TECHNIQUE
- •THE ART OF THE DEAL
- I wasn’t born a salesman, but I learned how to sell and make deals so I could do what I love. Here, we’ll discuss stories and techniques in selling artwork.
- •PATH APPRECIATION
- This is snapshots, or images that aren’t necessarily collection-worthy, but still wanna be shared for one reason or another. These moments are important too – the appreciating the path & process.
- Reminders of wisdom, either in-relation to photography, or not.
- Inspiring finds of art, vision and genius.
- •INDUSTRY TALK
- Where I may ramble about photography, art, business, the industry, the latest Sotheby’s auction or an ego-maniacal artist.
With this blog TIME EXPOSED, I aim to communicate with other creatives – photographers and artists, professionals and non-professionals, aspiring and established artists alike. It is my hope that I will be able to communicate clearly some of the trials and tribulations that one experiences while walking the path as a professional artist, while we share with each other some good ‘ol information and inspiration. Thanks for visiting!
Q & A:
In the meantime, feel free to Contact Me with questions. I will do my best to answer them.