As with many other outdoor and nature photographers, my inspiration to pick up the camera came early on as a byproduct of my hiking, camping, fishing, and other outdoor experiences. I began taking photographs when I was given a Kodak Brownie at the age of six, and I soon began recording the places I hiked and visited. By the early '80s I moved into my first set of professional grade Nikon 35mm equipment, and in the early '90s, into medium and large format photography.
My first photographic inspirations were Elliot Porter, Ansel Adams, and Phillip Hyde. Later on came Ernst Haas, Morley Baer, and Edward Weston. Many contemporary photographers now give me inspiration and I thank them for their fine work.
Since 1985 I’ve photographed what I like and what inspires me, trying to focus on the moment instead of the market. Although I travel and photograph throughout the West, I avoid popular destinations as much as possible. But when I find myself in a popular spot that is too inspiring to avoid, I endeavor to find something new there, or at least put my personal stamp on it. The manifestation of that effort is represented here to the best of my ability.
My primary emphasis over the years has been the fine print, and I’ve been fortunate to find a number of galleries to represent me periodically.
My work has been featured in View Camera Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Nature's Best Photography Magazine, Art of Seeing (Alcove Books), Reiman Publications,
Ahead, texts by W.W. Norton Publishers, and several well-known nature calendars —including Audubon, Sierra
Club, Golden Turtle Press, Avalanche, MeadWest, Gladstone Media, Willow
Creek Press, Shin Nippon Calendar Company (exclusive), and Honda of Japan— as well as greeting cards from Sierra
Club (Pomegranate and Healthy Planet) and Red Oak. My work is also represented by Signature Art Licensing (Tokyo) and AGPix (New York City). Still, nothing is quite as satisfying to me as selling
a fine print to someone who’s really going to enjoy it.
The credit for the design and creation of this website goes to my wife, Joyce Winslow. A fine artist in her own right, she is my trusted confidante in all matters that pertain to the merits of good photography, and her aesthetic sensibilities have been indispensable.