I strive to capture images where light paints a scene in a unique or attractive way.

Landscapes, people, a still life or flowers come alive with light and that is why I photograph.
I discover scenes or images at home in Idaho’s Wood River Valley and where I travel, often to the desert south west or to other parts of world.

Cameras, scanners and other image makers are my tools. I don’t hesitate to use technology to adjust a digital image to reflect what I saw, felt or imagined, just as I used to employ all of the darkroom techniques at my command to adjust a gelatin silver print for the same purpose.

Background:

I was raised in Seattle, Washington. I learned photography in high school. I graduated from the University of Washington and Stanford University Law School. After more than thirty years of private law practice and weekend photography, I swapped my vocation for my avocation. I make my home with my writer wife, Julie Weston, in the Wood River Valley in South Central Idaho near Sun Valley.

Publications:

“The Good Times Are All Gone Now” a memoir of place by Julie Whitesel Weston (See www.juliewweston.com), Idaho Magazine, 2008 November Issue, “The Perfect Day”

Kokopelli Song 2004 winter issue Saint Ann’s Review

Front and Back Covers, Rendezvous, Volume 35 No. 1, 2001

Collections:

My prints are in the collections of more than 50 families and businesses.

Photographic Workshops: Ray McSavaney – The Spirit of a Land – Northern New Mexico; Photographic Arts Workshops – Bruce Barnbaum; Cory Photography Workshops – Tom Cory – Death Valley; Don Kirby – Anasazi in the Colorado Plateau.