I'm a landscape and nature photographer based in Shiga Prefecture (next to Kyoto), Japan. I grew in up in the countryside of New Jersey, and then moved out to Hawaiʻi not too long after finishing high school. It was in Hawaiʻi that I found my inspiration to pick up a camera and try to capture the beauty that surrounded me. I moved to Japan with my wife in 2013 after graduating from UH Mānoa, and have found even more inspiration from the traditional and mountainous beauty that Japan offers.
Ever since I was a kid I've had an interest in photography. I didn't have a camera back then, but I was enamored by photographs I saw in publications like Powder Magazine and Arizona Highways. Photography gets me outdoors where I like to be. It's relaxing to just watch the light change over a landscape and witness the miracle that is our planet.
Other than photography, I enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, and skiing. I'm also an avid gamer and enjoy games like Elite Dangerous (no laughing please), Skyrim, and The Witcher 3.
Side note: Please forgive my silly cliche portrait photo on the left. Iʻll probably have to replace that one lol...