The sound of rushing water and songs of an ouzel draw me closer to the river. For years, drawn to the high mountains, I passed by the Nooksack River on my way to the North Cascades. Now, having cultivated a deep appreciation for the beauty and serenity of this beautiful watercourse, I stop and linger on its banks to soak ... Read More »
The sound of rushing water and songs of an ouzel draw me closer to the river. For years, drawn to th...
My husband and I venture out to the wild and lonely Olympic Coast as often as we can. I’m always ama...
Growing up in Czechoslovakia, I received my first camera at a very early age. Viewing the world thro...
Recently I made a five-day backpacking trip to one of my all-time favorite areas in the North Cascad...
I photograph flowers because I love their amazing colors, shapes and textures. For me, they exemplif...
My husband and I venture out to the wild and lonely Olympic Coast as often as we can. I’m always amazed by the quality and the angle of the light at the ocean’s edge. The sun often rises and sets through thick, opaque mist. Then the fog clears, revealing the drama of waves relentlessly pounding the sea stacks and islands. ... Read More »
Growing up in Czechoslovakia, I received my first camera at a very early age. Viewing the world through the lens of the camera and creating black and white prints became my first love. Before moving to Canada, I found inspiration and honed my eye on travels to over 50 countries around the globe. I think of myself as a composer, ... Read More »
Recently I made a five-day backpacking trip to one of my all-time favorite areas in the North Cascades—Image Lake, located high on Miner’s Ridge in the Glacier Peak Wilderness. For me, this is one of the classic views of mountains and lakes in the Northwest, rivaled only by a few other spots such as Picture Lake/Mount Shuksan and Tipso Lake/Mount ... Read More »
I photograph flowers because I love their amazing colors, shapes and textures. For me, they exemplify the incredible variety and creativity of the natural world. Some ask the name of a pictured flower and I normally reply, “I am a photographer, not a botanist.” I am interested in the variety and the startling beauty, not the naming, taxonomy, wise gardening ... Read More »
All my life I’ve been attracted to aviation, photography and travel in wild, remote regions. Prior to building my plane, a Van’s RV6, I climbed and backpacked extensively in the North Cascades, but soon realized that I could use the plane as a platform for exploring it photographically and began doing so in late 2002. I became obsessed with that ... Read More »
“Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest” -Vasar Zhiti It was a typical Alaskan winter; white. I was tired of photographing white. As a respite from all the snow, I went to the municipal greenhouse in a city park in Anchorage. This is where the city grows all the flowers and plants that they place around ... Read More »
The Herons call to me. They fish from the dock and rest on the piling next to where I live on my boat and they adorn the seascapes where I photograph in the San Juans. Their blood-curdling, tortured-animal-like screaming compelled me to find their nesting area just blocks away and for months I heard them cavorting all night long while ... Read More »
Growing up in Washington, I have been very fortunate to have been able to spend my entire life in the mountains. As a professional photographer, I am now be able to travel the world to search out the best powder and the best trails yet I am constantly reminded that we really do have the best of it all right here ... Read More »
I’ve been fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest nearly all my life. I started enjoying our spectacular outdoors as an avid hiker, backpacker, and eventually climber. I was introduced to photography during this time, and there was no looking back. My camera went everywhere with me, and soon dictated my destinations more so than any climbing objectives. I’ve enjoyed ... Read More »