The inspiration for my photography flows from my love and reverence for the natural world. My preference for photographing beautiful natural objects is an outgrowth of my education in the biological sciences and my experiences as a gardener. My intent is to capture the amazing beauty and complexity of the smaller, more intimate creations of nature. I think of these images as portraiture and I am striving to reveal the unique essence of the flower, fruit, vegetable, leaf, or shell in my focus. Although some of my photos are taken in a natural setting, I enjoy arranging still life compositions that feature these beautiful objects and photographing them in my small home studio. My hope is that my viewers will appreciate these lovely natural creations in the same way as they would appreciate a fine piece of art or sculpture.