I am a local nature photographer and began my serious digital photography work in 2005. I consider myself a “photonaturalist,” often focused on showing in detail the relationship between a native flower and its pollinator—a bee’s eye view, if you will–even if no pollinator is present. I also love patterns and textures in nature. It’s all about slowing down, looking around, and getting close.
In addition, I am experimenting with landscape black and white conversions and creative flower portraits.
A past co-president of the Palo Alto Camera Club, I have received numerous awards for my work, most recently a Facebook People’s Choice and 3rd place in the biennial competition of the California Native Plant Society. I have shared my work through local exhibits in places like the Pacific Art League, Filoli, and the Los Altos Library; in books like Room to Breathe and California Native Gardening: A Month-to-Month Guide; and in publications of various non-profit organizations, including Peninsula Open Space Trust and North American Nature Photography Association.