I feel my collage mashups take inspiration from the digitally chaotic, data driven, always connected, information overloaded world in which we all live. Akin to a visual Google search result...my collage work dynamically combines photo images, art textures, written words and graphic elements together to form a dynamic art story that is both uniquely expressive and visually interesting. My favorite subject matter includes the Heartland, KC sports, Soccer, Walt Disney and whatever else strikes my imagination.
I've lived in Kansas City for the majority of my life. I know the heartbeat and rhythms of the city like a well worn, comfortable pair of jeans and my photography is a reflection of those years. It's a city of diverse textures and places. It's a city with environments that range in everything from sophisticated urban views to manicured lawns and structured spaces of the suburban prairie. It's a place I love and a place I call home.
Capturing landscapes is one of my passions. Shooting the heartland's wide open spaces and gigantic skies. Shooting urban scenes with sharp angles, gritty textures and dramatic shadows. A well composed and properly lit landscape photo should not only document the scene in front of the camera but should also evoke a feeling while also telling a specific story about the particular space.
I grew up at Walt Disney World. My first trip was in 1976 when I was just a boy of 8 years old and it is a tradition that has continued not only with my parents but with my wife and kids as well. For me it is not only a vacation destination...it is truly like a second home. A home full of good memories of family and times not only with my kids but of the simpler times of my youth as well. The visual language that is spoken at WDW is colorfully kinetic...full of energy and drama and one that I relish in trying to capture in all of it's multi sensory glory.