I have been taking landscape and nature photographs since I was 12 years old, having inherited an interest in photography from my father and a love of natural history from my mother’s family. One of my earliest influences was the large-format photography of Bill Ratcliffe, discovered while paging through Audubon magazine in my grandmother’s living room in the early 1970’s.

I grew up in what is now Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in the mid-western United States. George Svihla, a photographer and botanist well-known locally for his beautiful and educational slide shows, became a great mentor.

I attended Bowdoin College on the Maine coast and spent several summers photographing at Bowdoin’s scientific station on Kent Island in the Bay of Fundy.

I am retired from a career in the financial services industry, spent primarily in New York and London. During those years, time for photography was limited, but I now have considerably more time to spend in the field or in my digital darkroom.

My photographs have won awards in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (1995) and International Garden Photographer of the Year (2011 and 2012).

I live with my wife Pat and son Patrick in the Surrey countryside south of London. Patrick was the winner of the 2007 BBC Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and the 2012 Young Garden Photographer of the Year. You can read about the awards and see more of his photographs on his website.