In Corporate Communications, I quickly learned to appreciate the power of well-delivered remarks or a clearly written message to set a tone, evoke a response, inspire, provide context or shape (or reshape) perspectives. A well-composed photograph – whether carefully planned or the product of sheer serendipity – possesses the same power, perhaps more if you subscribe to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s the creative process in both communications and photography, and the messages they strive to deliver, that appeal to me.
Many of my photos are taken close to home in the Brandywine Valley – an “undiscovered jewel” that runs from Southeastern Pennsylvania into Northern Delaware, just west of urban centers Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore – or along the Delaware seashore and wetlands. Of course, I bring along my camera gear on longer trips whenever I can, and my ever-patient family reluctantly accepts that I’m often lugging a tripod over my shoulder.
I love the diversity of nature and wildlife, epic landscapes, vibrant colors and exploring new places – large and small – and capture what I can in photographs.
“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
― George Gordon Byron
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”
― John Lubbock