Friday, March 22, 2013


My current exhibit, MYANIMALANDI, will be up for one more week (it comes down March 28th). If you haven't seen it already, make your way down to the Arts Council of Kalamazoo and check it out.

Below are the portraits, but they're even better in person. The same way a friend is better in person.

Thursday, March 21, 2013


I recently visited Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, and although it was sad to see the animals in cages, the big cats simply blew me way.

I hadn't seen a lion or tiger since I was a wee lad, and considering the largest animal I encounter in my urban wildlife adventures is a whitetail deer (and even they're considerably smaller than one would expect) the size of these cats was down-right awesome. They're massive.

Their demeanor also moved me: they truly are as majestic and noble as legend and lore would have you believe.

I had a chance to see so many other animals that day that I simply can't cover them all. Let me just say that it confirmed for me that the diversity of life on Planet Earth is jaw dropping. We're definitely part of something truly inexplicable and amazing. If only we can appreciate this fact and not unravel it all.

The only other animal I'll mention at this point were the chimpanzees. It was these guys where I saw our distant relatives, and most uniquely, an intelligence unlike the other animals in the zoo. They came across as the clever ones, and Lord knows they need it, because otherwise those big cats would eat them up in the wild!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


If you live in the greater Kalamazoo area and want to learn how to take great pictures of wildlife, I'll be teaching a class this April at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Half of the classes will be out in the field taking pictures and the other half will be in the studio, learning technique and reviewing our work. Great class all around.

Click HERE to learn more.