Oh, the places we’ve been !

Ghost Ranch
Ghost Ranch, NM


My hope is that you enjoy my work and find something interesting, evocative in the content.  Today we are constantly inundated with visual stimuli, much of which is designed to direct the observer to a particular perspective.  It is my hope that the photographs on this site evoke a sense of intrigue, peace and tranquility in an otherwise chaotic world .

I was blessed, in  my formative years as a photographer to take a workshop with internationally renown photographer Craig Varjabedian of Santa Fe, NM. Craig, trained under and has been significantly influenced by the photographic icon, Ansel Adams. The strong vistas in Craig’s work  and use of contrasts reminiscent of  Adams style is clear in Craig’s work. Craig taught me  that he doesn’t “take” photographs, rather he “makes” photographs. He consciously, previsualizes the image he wants to capture and then sets about to capture that image.  its a lesson that has served me well since and I am indebted to him for the insight. Hopefully, I have captured some of that spirit in these images.

Craig is one of the modern “Living Masters” of photography and he succinctly summarizes why he ply’s his craft:  

“I photograph because I have to, it’s my way of connecting with the world. It is a search for meaning and an attempt to connect with something much larger and maybe even more lasting. Being able to make pictures is a tremendous gift, and I can’t imagine what my life would be without it”.

~Craig Varjabedian