About

Vintage Cowboy Boots, Wimberley

I am an avid freelance art photographer living in the Texas Hill Country between Austin and Dripping Springs. After 20 years of 35mm editorial and art photography, I transitioned away from film in 2004 and began investigating new imaging techniques made possible by a fully digital workflow. Many of these techniques employ the blending of multiple exposures to render a single image which would be impossible to create using conventional, single-exposure methods. A large percentage of my recent images have been created using High Dynamic Range processing and are derived from between 3 and 11 different original exposures. This form of processing allows deep shadow and bright highlight detail to be captured and also accentuates texture, detail and the play of light over the subject resulting in an appealing yet intangibly different atmosphere to the work.

I am a native of Scotland and find myself drawn to subjects, scenes, locations and objects which symbolize Texas, the American Southwest and the United States in general. I am also a host on the bi-weekly PhotoNetCast podcast and a guest editor on HDRSpotting.

In addition to having exhibited in various juried shows and solo exhibitions, my work is on display at Austin Bergstrom International Airport and I am a featured photographer on Imagenomic’s (the makers of NoisewarePro) web site.

I am a member of the Texas Photographic Society and the Austin Center for Photography.

Exhibitions

  • June 2014 – “Downtown”,A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • May 2014 – Photographers of Dripping Springs Digital Show, various venues, Dripping Springs, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • March 2014 – “Altered Perspectives”, Laura Bush Library, Austin, Texas (solo exhibition).
  • November 2013 – “Altered Perspectives”, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, Austin, Texas (solo exhibition).
  • October 2013 – Images of Johnson City, Pecan Street Brewing Company, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • October 2013 – Photographers of Dripping Springs Annual Show, Wesley Gallery, Dripping Springs, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • October 2013 – “Shadows”,A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • December 2012 – “The Independent Lens”, Gallery at the J, Austin, Texas (three artist invited exhibition).
  • October 2012 – “Dinner”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • September 2012 – “Structure”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • August 2012 to July 2013 – Texas Photographic Society International Exhibition #21 (Curated exhibition, travels Texas for 1 year).
  • November 2011 – “Alterations”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • August 2011 – “Functional Art”, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (Curated exhibition).
  • July 2011 – “America”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • July 2011 – “Focusing on the Edge”, Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • February 2011 – “Simplicity”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • January 2011 – “A Photo is Worth A Thousand Words”, Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • June 2010 – “Shining up the Lone Star: A Brighter Take on Texas”, Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale, Austin, Texas (Solo exhibition).
  • February 2010 – “Gathering of Photographers Spring Show”, Alpha and Omega Gallery, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition)
  • December 2009 – Artist Showcase, ArtMuse (Curated exhibition)
  • November 2009 – “Gathering of Photographers Fall Show”, Alpha and Omega Gallery, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition)
  • October 2009 – “Boots 2 Heal”, Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • July 2009 – “Gathering of Photographers Summer Show”, Alpha and Omega Gallery, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition)
  • Jan – Mar 2009 – “Menage a Trois II”, Watson Studio Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Juried exhibition)
  • Sept 2008 – “A View From Within”, Figurative Gallery, Austin, Texas (Juried exhibition).
  • Jan – Mar 2008 – Blue Goat Gourmet cafe/gallery, San Marcos, Texas (Solo exhibition)

Competitions and Awards

Contact

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Phone: +1 512 299 1763

Product Endorsements

From time to time, I will endorse a product on this site or on my blog. I will only ever do this when I make extensive use of the product, love it and reckon that readers may also like to know about it. I will absolutely never promote a product that I do not use and which I am not completely delighted with. In the case of some of these products, notably Photomatix Pro from HDRSoft and Noiseware Pro from Imagenomic, I offer a discount code which readers may use to receive 15% off the published price of those tools. In these cases, I receive a commission on any sales made with that discount code. In both these cases, however, I was a delighted customer and user of the tool before approaching the publisher to inquire about the possibility of offering a discount. My endorsement of these products has nothing to do with my marketing affiliation which I consider icing on the cake in a win-win-win situation (you get a discount, the publisher gets a sale and I get a commission).

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