At a very early age I experienced vast open spaces, driving trucks, tractors and heavy machinery on my parents’ Iowa farm. My academic background includes sociological and psychological sciences. So, after buying a camera on a whim, these indelible experiences informed my budding improvisational social commentary as a street photographer. And one day on a suburban street an obvious simple intuitive truth struck me forcefully: “This will all change, photograph it now!" My awakening in the epiphany of that moment instigated a deeply felt life-long commitment to create an ongoing visual diary, exploring the "now moments" within my visual perception.


Two successful early career public art grants projects, twenty years of commercial photography, in depth academic study of society, added to my early life in the great outdoors has led to the naturally fitting destiny of me photographing in the street.


I explore complex, compressed colored forms in my field of vision, deciphering how they can be abstracted. I’m curious about how color messages, confuses and vibrates and the ways this is expressed throughout America’s chaotic, socio-cultural landscape. My quest is to make photographs that organize this chaos into pictures and photographic essays that demonstrate insight, clarity, irony and humor. Streets, open roads and public places, wherever I live and visit, offer infinite possibilities to observe and improvise on these unique moments. I call this large ongoing series AMERICOLOR.