I am an artistic photographer who specializes in nature based photos. I am equally comfortable with color and monochrome images. My background in art and art history influences my photography, and can be seen in some of my images. The little things in nature including leaves, insects and flowers intrigue me. Some of my work is straight from the natural setting and others use nature in an artistic manner, such as my leaf portraits series. I was born and raised and have lived my whole life in the State of Ohio, but have travelled quite a bit throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.