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I have always been fascinated by wildlife. Big cats, canids, birds…as long as it is not a snake that I don’t know about. They are beautiful in a way that domestic animals are not, they are wild. Watching them in their habitat is an honor and a privileged. There is something spiritual about watching a big cat walk slowly across the Maasai Mara, or watching a Fox Vixen call to her pups who are hiding in their den. Wildlife photography takes patience, silence and time.

One of my guilty pleasures is photographing landscapes and the natural beauty that is around us. There is a great sense of peace when you wander these spaces trying to document the beauty of our wild planet. Sunrises and Sunsets are a spiritual moment that I try to so justice to in my work. 

Sometimes it is nice to get back to basics, and one way to do that is to pull out an old manual film camera, a roll of film and get to shooting. It makes you be more creative because you only have a limited number of shots, you cannot check what you just took and you have to KNOW your settings. It makes me push myself to be creative. And shooting with expired film is a lot of fun.

I have always had a great love of photographing animals and anticipating when they are going to give you “that” look.
For many years I have been working with local Animal Welfare organizations, photographing their animals to help them find homes. I also work with clients to get that special photo of their pets. Please contact me here if you are interested in setting up a pet portrait session.

What started out as something to do to help my local animal shelter, became something popular through word of mouth. Here are some examples of my pet portraits.  Please contact me here  if you are interested in commissioning me to paint your furry family member.  Most photos were supplied by the owner of the animal. I am happy to paint the portrait of an animal who is no longer with us if you can supply me with photos I believe will make a suitable painting.