I have always enjoyed photography but it is not until recently that I decided to plunge more deeply into what is now my passion.
I tend to prefer landscapes, night, nature, abstracts and cityscapes.
Some of my images have been published by the National Geographic but I still consider myself a self taught amateur...
I try to post most of my work on social media, but recently I have felt the need to step away from the Likes and Followers mania.
Feel free to contact me if you would like a quote for some prints.
I am always looking for new friends to go shoot with, drop me a line if you live near San Francisco CA or central Washington where I currently work (yes being an artist these days does not pay for the expensive toys required haha!)
Thank you for reading this and for your interest in my work. Feel free to share this page with your family and friends if you like it.
The story behind my logo
While having dinner with my Japanese friends, I was offered by this really talented calligraphy artist Zenryu Syoronin to get a new business card with his interpretation of my Japanese name in Chinese characters.
I immediately fell in love with his design and asked if I could use it as the logo on my images. He agreed and since then I have been signing my new images with his wonderful writing of my name in Kanji.
Big thank you to you, Zenryu Syoronin of Ishigaki, Okinawa islands...
National geographic: photo of the day march,04 2016
Practical Photography, spring 2017
Again the same image was published but on paper this time as a double page in Practical Photography magazine, UK
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