hunting for snakes

Here is a new portrait I did this summer of children getting back to basics and enjoying being out in nature. Today technology runs the world and its great to see people getting back to basics and enjoy just being outside.


this is a contact front from my 5x7 camera on ilford hp5.

Dark room time.

snow in April means perfect darkroom weather. 16x20 prints from series Last Days of Summer. All prints for sale. 



New printer means color prints are now in full effect

After some time away from color inkjet printing I made the jump back recently and am very pleased. The impetus of the new purchase was to print my own portfolio for reviews and new clients, which would replace my current iPad presentation. The iPad is nice and displays beautiful images but nothing to me beats a physical print that can be held. To me photography is not meant to live in a series of 1's and 0's in space, which is why i still have a darkroom and print my film work and now with my new canon pro-1000 and canson baryta photographique paper digital work will once again find a physical place in this world.


The first print I made is one I took from my cottage on Lake Winnebago called Lake Study 1. It was shot on a calm early morning looking west as I watched the day begin. I have been taking this same photo from almost this same spot for many, many years and this one was a great place to start for my new printer, and it does a amazing job. Now I can keep adding select color images along side my silver gelatin b/w prints to my print store and available those interested. I am pretty excited and have a lot of fun ahead of me.

New print for Last Days of Summer

I recently got back into the darkroom to make a print of the negative I had taken of a Purple Moon Calla Lily. I took the photograph about 3 months ago but now was able to finally get a print made of it and it was worth the wait. The flower, which was growing in my yard and was the first and last of the plants that I would see on my ride was this beautiful deep purple that I know would look amazing on the black backdrop I have been using for the series. After processing the negative I could not wait to print it but due to work and shooting another project I was only now able to get a print made. To continue the series the like the rest is a contact print on Ilford warm tone multigrade fiber base paper. Now that the series is "mostly" complete I will start making 16x20" silver gelatin prints that also will be available for sale in the store section of my site.


I hope you enjoy



Witch of November

5x7 split tone contact print from new series Witch of November posted on my site.***SS Carl Bradley sank 5:35pm November 18th 1958 360 feet of water 12miles south west of gull island. 33 of the 35 men on board were lost when a winter storm took down the ship. 2017, 35 degrees, winds 20-29mph, waves around 13feet out of north west. 



Christmas Tree Ship

5x7 split tone contact print from new series Witch of November posted on my site. *** Schooner Rouse Simmons hauling christmas trees sank November 23nd, 1912 6 miles northeast of Rawley Point WI amid gale force winds and heavy seas. Around mid afternoon at roughly 3:10pm the ships flag was at half mast and was its last sitting before sinking taking all souls on board. Photo taken, November 23rd 2017 with SW winds 10-15 knots waves 2 feet or less temperature 39 and sunny. 



New film shot for Serpentijn Art and Athletics

I just processed some of my 120mm film I shot recently while doing portraits for Serpentijn Art and Athletics.  


Gotta love the feel of film. Shot on bronica sq with 110mm f4 macro on Ilford fp4.  


new personal project coming soon to my site. Witch of November (2017-present), is a photographic project where I document some of the more notable nautical disasters that have felt the brutal force of mother nature on Lake Michigan during the month of November.

Here is the first in the series from the SS Appomattox that ran aground in blinding fog 3am of November 2, 1905 atwater beach milwaukee. Photo taken on November, 2nd 2017 3am 21:50 min @f5.6 iso 400. 45 degrees 6mph ssw wind complete overcast. This is a digital file of the 5x7 split tone contact print on 8x10 fiber based silver gelatin paper. 



In a attempt to be more proactive in my marketing for 2018, I along with the help of friend and client Peter Dennen from have produced a new 5x8” post card for editorial clients. This run of cards is the first of many new digital and print promo work that I will be sending out to existing and potential new clients. This portrait is from a shoot I did this winter for a client I love working for and have been lucky enough to shoot a number of fun assignments last year Politico. This is a portrait of Madison Chief of Police, Mike Koval. Mike along with his whole staff were a pleasure to work with and made my job a breeze.