I LOVE THIS MEDIUM! A trip to Peru at the age of 25 years ignited my passion for photography and since that time I have continued to develop as a photographer through a multitude of adventures, both at home and abroad. My photographic evolution was not unlike that of others with landscapes and still life at the start, and then eventually finding my creative rhythm later in life. In my current work, I seek to capture the beauty of the ordinary in human activity, explore the hidden beauty in the tiny landscapes of macrophotography, and expose the intimate battle between human and Mother Nature. I play with and manipulate the colors, light, and boundaries of images, resulting in pieces that challenge the mind. While I was honored when my 2009 photograph, “Mountain Air” was selected as the cover of the Fall/Winter 2009 issue of the California State Oriental Medical Association journal, my true joy is witnessing my viewers' connect with my images on multiple levels. I continue to explore photography, art and humanity from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area.