Some of my favorite shots from the canyon are obviously of the free-roaming bison! If you follow the progression of photographs, you will notice this one was enjoying a roll in the dirt. It looks playful, but I know they do this for a number of reasons. Yet when he rises… How majestic! How powerful!Continue reading “Caprock Canyon State Park”
This smart and handsome couple (from Chicago! Yay for Illinois!) snatched my holiday sale as well as some really cute shots! It was such a pleasure to meet you two! And of course Benny 🙂 Many blessings and congratulations on your upcoming marriage!
Thank you for looking! Click on the pictures for pricing and sizing information. And I apologize to my John Deere lovers! I haven’t had the opportunity to get out into the fields with the green tractors! I’m always looking for the chance, though. * The sale is for 2 weeks only! It is easiestContinue reading “October Print Sale!”
I have done nothing to deserve these opportunities in which God shows me what He’s doing in His people around the world, nor do I deserve the very eyes in which I behold it all; but I am ever grateful. On September 15, 2014 I embarked on a ten day trip to Tactic, Guatemala withContinue reading “Guatemala”
Recently I received a commission to make a collection of photos to commemorate someone’s time in the city of Davenport, Iowa. Pictures of downtown Davenport have been done.. a lot. However, I’ve never actually photographed the area myself, so I was eager to find a way to take an extensively photographed area and make theContinue reading “latest commission: Davenport, IA”
Just a reminder to find me at the Rhubarb Fest in Aledo, Illinois! It’s coming up this weekend, June 7th and 8th, and it’s free! I will be set up on Saturday only. I have a few neat new items! Come check them out, and get some pie while you’re at it! Here is aContinue reading “Rhubarb Festival”
It’s the first day of Spring! The wind still blows from winter’s storehouse, but the sunshine and blue sky say the chill won’t stay for much longer! In celebration of warm weather on the horizon, I wanted to share a $10 of coupon for my book at blurb.com. It’s a good little book to keep onContinue reading “Spring is Here!”
Sunset light… It bathes in beauty all it touches. Everything just looks better… More golden. Yet what qualities revealed by this golden light don’t just spontaneously appear the moment the sun alights from its zenith. The beauty is always there. We just need to see it differently. What if we looked at one another asContinue reading “A Sunset Heart”
After the harvest is complete and the land has given of all it bore, the fields are left. Stripped, empty, shaven and shorn down to the scalp. What good things there were have been given freely and lovingly. Now what remains is a barren space, exposed in the raw to the brutality of the winterContinue reading “the field”
I have seen 28 Autumns in my life. Of course, I have no recollection of the first few. But every year I am amazed and in wonder all over again. The beginning of change: If this much beauty can be seen now, I can’t even begin to imagine the beauty that awaits. No eye hasContinue reading “28 Autumns”
New Windsor Fair & Rodeo * 2012 …cowboys getting ready… Thank you, cowboys and cowgirls, for coming to Illinois!
On a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon, I set out with my camera to visit some old acquaintances of mine. It had been a while since my last sojourn, but I knew they would look beautiful as ever in the late afternoon sunlight. I can’t help but wonder about the past when I look atContinue reading “Old Acquaintances”
*Thank you, Lisa! It was a pleasure to be on your family’s farm!
During the last week of August I had the privilege of photographing a farm in Long Grove, Iowa that is over a hundred years old. It is a place filled with wonderful things to look at every where I turned! I really enjoyed being on this farm, even while an intimidating horse kept nudging theContinue reading “Johnston- Long Grove, IA”
It’s the time of year when you can smell Autumn in the air just waiting for Summer to loosen the reigns. That means it’s time for the Orion Fall Festival, one of my favorite times of the year! I will have an art booth displaying paintings, drawings, and photographs. Plus, I will be promoting “TheContinue reading “Orion Fall Festival”
Early this morning, while it was still and quiet, my sleepy lids lifted just enough to notice the thick white fog outside my window. *I sleep with my blinds partially open for occasions such as this! I considered going back to sleep, but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass. I hopped out of bed, grabbedContinue reading “when all is quiet”
*My “tintypes” were made with aluminum plates and liquid emulsion