A literally shocking near death experience at age ten altered my perceptions of color and space. I accidentally contacted a 220-volt electric wire on our family farm. I felt violent bodily shaking and in a prolonged altered state of consciousness, I saw layers of deeply saturated jagged colored forms.

Over 60 years later, the experience still has some kind of mild hold on me. I habitually stare momentarily at electrical paraphernalia, and I am still attracted to saturated colors. Somewhere along my path I noticed that my traumatically influenced color perception feel like color field paintings I have seen, with their flattened spatial depiction and saturated aesthetic. Grateful to be alive, over several decades my photography has evolved into a joyful expansion to the entirety of man made landscape using combinatory play with the colors, forms, and spaces of the complex world we humans have made.

At a very young age I experienced vast open spaces while driving trucks, tractors, and large machinery on my parents’ Iowa farm. So, photographing in the street and open public spaces is my natural inclination. My academic studies were the social sciences, which drives my constant curiosity about how our social landscape is "painted and put together".

My photographs have appeared in hard copy and online in France, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, and the USA. The widely popular Lens-Culture blog and website chose my AMERICOLOR portfolio as a favorite. The photographic history publication by Joel Meyerowitz and Colin Westerbeck, "Bystander, A History of Street Photography” includes my pictures. My photographs are in several public collections. I have completed publicly funded art projects: "Downtown Madison", Wisconsin and “Our Land, Our Lives”, about the 1980's family farm crisis in the Midwest. 

I am in the fourth year of my self-assigned documentary project entitled, “On the Tamiami Trail” (US Highway 41 from Tampa to Miami), the first highway through the Florida Everglades and a highway that has massively impacted Florida’s economy and culture.