I grew up in what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the mid-western United States. George Svihla, a photographer and botanist well-known locally for his beautiful and educational slide shows, became a great mentor.
In 2007, I retired early from a 26-year career in the financial services industry, spent primarily in New York and London. During those years, time for photography was limited, but I now spend the majority of my time in the field or in the digital darkroom. My photographs have won awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1995) and International Garden Photographer of the Year (2011 and 2012).
I live with my wife Pat and son Patrick in the Surrey countryside south of London. Patrick was the winner of the 2007 BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the 2012 Young Garden Photographer of the Year. You can read about the awards and see more of his photographs on his website. ”