I picked up a Pentax K1000, 35mm film camera, around the age of 12.
I was growing up in Tempe, Arizona, and when my mom said I had to pick a summer school class; I chose photography over swimming this time.
That moment changed my life.
I worked for a company that supplied photographs to guests playing with Senior West Coast Golf Professionals all over California. I was also responsible for the same work with celebrity golf events. Meeting Joe Montana in Napa Valley was the pinnacle of that career; meeting Jackie Robinson's family at Pebble Beach was a close second. I loved the fast paced turn around times to supply golfers with their keepsakes before they finished the course. It was not easy work and I actually drove a golf cart over a walking bridge since I was not a golfer at that time.
I became a wedding photographer in Lake Tahoe, California and did that for about a decade. Although I have studied under some of the most amazing portrait and wedding photographers in some of most beautiful places in this world, I found myself missing a piece of me.
So I moved to Alaska.
Hearing humpback whales communicate with each other is spine tingling. Especially when you feel that bubble feeding is what they're talking about.
And then you see it... The massive creatures come together in synchronicity to trap their feed. Couldn't we all learn from that?
See below for samples of the 9 pieces permanently displayed in the restaurant of the Longliner Inn & Suites, located waterfront on one of the many picturesque harbors in Sitka, Alaska.
The menu serves up fine quality, locally grown or caught and organic masterpieces.
The newly renovated, waterfront, cozy restaurant creates dishes containing locally caught seafood dishes, carnivore and vegetarian dishes, incredible desserts and a bar menu that will blow your mind. See website below for dishes and prices currently being served.
All photographic works are limited edition prints and printed on the highest of quality metal prints with mounted inset frames for a floating look. All photographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist and show the # of the collection.
Once these images are sold out, they will never be printed again.
Sizes range from 12" x 12" up to 20" x 60" . The whale tail photo shown here is printed 20" x 60" in the dining room.
Call below or visit website for more details.
Longliner Inn & Suites
485 Katlian Street
Sitka, AK 99835
Thank you for visiting my booth at the Harrigan Centinnel Hall show of Alaska Wildlife in and around the Sitka area.
These events held some of the most talented artists in the area, selling their beautiful handmade goods.
Harrigan Centenniall Hall
330 Harbor Drive
Sitka, AK 99835