I grew up in southern California during the 60s and 70s surfing the waves whenever I could get to the beach. In junior high I took a photography class and I've been hooked ever since. I got a BA degree in photography at Brooks Institute in 1978, but by the time I graduated I realized that I was a lot more interested in the art of photography than the business of photography. So, to pay the bills, I went to work in residential construction with my brother and dad for about 4 years until I decided to pursue my other passion, aviation. I joined the U.S. Air Force and spent 20 years as a combat search and rescue (CSAR) navigator which also gave me the opportunity to travel and see many parts of the U.S. and Europe.
Since I retired 10 years ago, I've been getting back into photography--digital photography in particular. I love the ease, control, and freedom that digital photography provides. I also love experimenting in Photoshop to create interesting artistic effects. I've always loved hiking and the outdoors so most of my work is based in the natural world--land and seascapes and macro/close-up. I consider myself a photographic artist--my primary purpose is always to create something beautiful and to communicate the feeling of awe and wonder that I feel when I witness the incredible beauty of the natural world.
My wife and I lived in Maine for about 10 years and we just recently moved to the Phoenix AZ area. I'm looking forward to exploring the Southwest desert environment. BTW, my wife, Patty Caldwell, makes incredible quilts and you can see her work at: The Butterfly Quilter Because my wife makes quilts, I got interested in fabric design and you can see my fabrics at: My SPOONFLOWER Shop Thanks for stopping by and checking out my FAA gallery. (Of course, it goes without saying, all my images are copyright protected)