Having grown up in rural Maine, I was exposed to nature and the outdoors by my father. As a child I was always drawing and painting-mostly of outdoor subjects-which is where my main interest as a photographer is today. The main thing that is important to me, is the composition and how the subject/location moved me. That is-what caught my attention. I try to project in my photographs that feeling of what moved me to shoot the image. I will, if need be, use photoshop to try to help convey that image and what captured my attention about that subject.
I studied painting and photography at what was Philadelphia College of Art (The name has changed since I was there), and earned my MFA degree from RISD in photography.
The artists and photographers who influenced me were: Marsden Hartley, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Winslow Homer, and Elliot Porter (no relation).