My goal is to create images that are reflections of nature which inspire others to seek out the beauty that can be discovered when you explore the great outdoors. I have developed an incredible amount of patience chasing the first light of day through the last twinkle of stars in the night sky. I am grateful for opportunities to travel and explore the many beautiful locations around the world. I will continue to capture those visual interpretations and share them with others through my photography.
I was born and raised in Minnesota. I have been fortunate to visit 47 states and 16 countries. With all of the places I have visited Minnesota has always called me back home to its abundant lakes, trees, rolling hills and diverse wildlife.
As a self-taught photographer, I began capturing black and white images of Yosemite and Grand Tetons National Parks when I was seven years old. My interest in photography continued into my teenage years by capturing images of mountains and streams while attending summer camp in Montana. Those early experiences in the mountains continued to feed my passion for nature and wildlife photography.
I enjoy participating in any outdoor activities, especially hiking and fishing. You can be sure that my camera is always close by and ready to capture whatever comes my way. I have been blessed with a wonderful family and a supportive wife who understands that my photography is part of who I am. I would like to take credit for my images, but God provides the beauty and I am just fortunate enough to be there to capture it with my camera.
Boston Scientific, Maple Grove, Minnesota – participant “Heart Art” 2006 – 2010
Sherburne County Government Center - Elk River, Minnesota – participant “Arts in Harmony” Spring 2008
Bhakti Gallery – Hopkins, Minnesota – participant “Winter Solstice” Winter 2007
Sebastian Joe’s – Linden Hills, Minnesota - solo show “Nature Speaks” Fall 2007
Altered Esthetics – Minneapolis, Minnesota – participant “Scientific Aesthetics” Spring 2007
Sebastian Joe’s - Linden Hills, Minnesota – solo show “Beauty of Nature” Summer 2006
The Bru House – New Brighton, Minnesota – solo show “Hoot, Howl and Wail” 2006
Hopkins Center for the Arts – Hopkins, Minnesota – participant “Minneapolis Photographic Society” Fall 2003
Best in Show and Second Place – Boston Scientific Heart Art – Fall 2008
Second Place – Boston Scientific Heart Art – Fall 2007
Second Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category - Fall 2007
Second Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category – Fall 2006
First Place Better Photo – Wildlife Category - Spring 2006
First Place Digital Image Café – Scenic Category - Fall 2004
Gallery 135 – St. Croix Falls, WI – Spring 2008