At age five, my parents asked me to take their photo with a 35mm film camera. Having no understanding of photography at the time, I looked through the viewfinder of that old Canon and pressed its top button. The shutter clicked in hesitant agreement and even though my first image was over-exposed and crooked...I was hooked.
26 years, 46 states, 13 countries, and countless photos later, I remain just as fascinated by this ability to preserve scenes of both the ordinary or extraordinary that would otherwise be lost to time. Joined now by my wife (and fellow photographer) Madeline along with our furchild, Japhy, I gravitate to the wild places. When I'm not taking photos, I can be found in my modest woodworking shop where I create hardwood frames for my canvas, metal, and paper prints.
Every photo I create takes me back...intrinsically connecting me to the moment I pressed the shutter. I hope when you see my photos, you are reminded of your own memories and are inspired to seek beauty every day!
During the fall of 2015, I met Jon at a rescue shelter in Rhode Island. I am mostly red dog with a little bit of black and white in the mix...your guess is as good as mine for my actual breed!
Originally from a South Carolina puppy mill, I now claim Jon and Madeline's couch or the back seat of their truck whenever we travel together. Equally as ready for a hike or a nap, I’m the perfect adventure partner...no matter if we're exploring for a weekend or a month! So far, I have travelled to 33 states as well as much of Canada during a 20,000 mile road trip from Vancouver Island to Nova Scotia.
Alaska is my next big adventure...aside from coping with my new cat siblings. They're alright, I guess. Rumor has it that Jon and Maddy are going to find me a dog sibling soon...
You can find me on Instagram @Japhy_The_Adventure_Pup. Follow along for a dog’s life full of fun and make sure to say hi if you see us on the road or in the mountains!