My career as a visual artist has its roots reaching back to my childhood, to a photography contest I won as a Boy Scout. My picture of a towering fir framed by a billowy, sunset-soaked cloud secured first prize, winning me a fancy new watch. In retrospect, that marked the beginning of a life-long interest in photography.
Before I got behind the lens professionally, my work was primarily left-brained. For over 20 years I worked in various professional positions in banking and healthcare with a heavy emphasis on GIS. The switch to commercial photography has been a perfect marriage, allowing me to draw on both artistic and technical strengths.
As for my business name, LightCatcher Imagery speaks to what inspires me.
The name reflects my fascination with light’s transformative capacity to shape our perceptions of the world. Through specialized equipment and a soft touch, a photographer can shape and finesse light to reveal a subject’s greatest qualities. This is especially true in architectural photography.
The name also reflects my passion for capturing a different kind of light – the moment of discovery on the faces of students when they learn something new. There’s a lightness of spirit and belief that anything is possible in these instants.
Finally, the inspiration for LightCatcher Imagery has its roots in literature: a reference to lightcatcher appeared in the evocative Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tinkers by Paul Harding.
It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.