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Best Photos of 2016 – and 2015

It’s a brand new year, and it’s time for a new start. Over the past couple of years, I’ve sadly neglected my photography arts while as I focused upon my game development work. The work I do is important. I’m trying to create a game that will inspire and enlighten many people. But Art, too, is important. Sharing Art is important as well.

Sharing art is a way of sharing love. Art is an expression of the emotion I feel when I see something beautiful. It is the thrill of going beyond what the camera shows to reveal what the mind sees.

My art is not just taking pretty pictures. A photograph becomes my canvas. Photoshop is my paintbrush.

These are the best pieces of art I’ve created over the past few years of my self-imposed seclusion.


Yosemite Western Artists Portrait Group has provided a wonderful opportunity to work with live models of all ages and style.


Valerie – Gertrude School Model


Ballarina – Gertrude School Model


Reflections – Gertrude School Model


Cosplay is the art of expressing oneself through costumes, makeup, and performance. It allows people to share their love of something they read or saw. They become part of the thing they love and make it their own.

SteamPunk Style

Steampunk Style – Comic Con 2015


GambitComic Con 2015


Doctor – Comic Con 2015

The Professor

The Professor – Comic Con 2015


Leaf on Snow

Leaf on Snow – Fish Camp 2016

Stellar Jay

Stellar Impression – Yosemite National Park 2016

Pelican Seas

Pelican Seas – Oceanside Pier 2016

Meerkat Disdain

Meerkat Disdain – San Diego Zoo 2016


Contemplation – San Diego Zoo 2016

My commitment for the new year is to be more expressive of the things that I love and the things I believe. Life is a marvelous and unique experience. It’s important to break away from the habits of the day to day existence. Go new places. Do new things. Create new art. Show the world who I am and what I care about. Share my love.

Hogsmeade Owl Post

Hogsmeade Owl Post – Universal Studios 2016

A Plethora of Portraits

Let’s start this year’s collection of photographic art with one of my favorite subject matters to photograph – the human face.

Photography is not a flattering media for portraying people. The camera cannot capture the vision of the mind’s eye. It cannot capture the emotion of the moment of its capture or its subject matter. A camera only records the light and the dark. Despite the limitations of the camera, the art of photography is to create an image that evokes emotion in the soul of the viewer.

Faces are innately fascinating to humans. We look at a portrait and try to judge the nature of the person. We automatically ascribe emotion to the person portrayed in the photo. Regardless of whether the person is old or young, male or female, we try to see beyond the surface of the painting or photograph to understand the person.

This is why portraiture appeals to us all.











The Colonel

The Colonel

Best of 2013

2013 was a busy year for me. I worked on my Hero-U game as designer, writer, and creative director. In between my various jobs, I kept up on my photography. As usual, people were my favorite subject matter. Here are my favorite photos of this past year. Nature The Begonia A Study in Stone Last […]

Spring Hopes

Here in the sunny California foothills, the wild flowers are blooming and spring is officially underway. I went out with the Yosemite Western Artists plein air group last Thursday to enjoy the cool morning and celebrate the all too fleeting colors of wild flowers and green growth. For all you who live where winter still […]

My Best of 2012

Last year was a great year for my photography career. I went to a photography workshop on Black and White photography by Harold Davis and Vincent Versace which gave me deeper appreciation for the artistry of B&W. I went to the Google+ Photography Conference where I met some extraordinary photographers and had the opportunity to […]

County Fair Faces

The County Fair came to Mariposa last weekend. I used to love going to county fairs. I loved eating the cotton candy and corn dogs, seeing the largest vegetable contests, and watching the 4H children with their animals. I even have a few ribbons from the sunflower, zucchini, and pumpkin I entered in a fair […]