Last year I wrote a blog about my family being able to travel with me to the Bahamas for a catalog shoot I did for Ocean Technologies Systems. I said something like "would it be possible to run every assignment like this???". Well, lighting does strike twice (an hopefully many more times in my career) because Elizabeth, Cameron and Chase are able to join me and the NPS team here in the Virgin Islands for two weeks as I run the 3D shoot with Woods Hole. Although I haven't get to spend much time with them these past two weeks, it has been an awesome thing to come home to their waterlogged tales of high sea adventure and exploration at the pool or beach. Seeing the world through there eyes makes my life seem quite mundane.
I am the staff photographer for the National Park Service (NPS) Submerged Resources Center (SRC) based in Denver, Colorado. I graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Television and Film Production, and started working as a full-time underwater photographer in 1994. My work with the SRC has provided underwater access to some of our nation’s most captivating national parks. In addition to making a whole new dimension of the park system available to the public I am responsible for documenting historically significant underwater sites around the world.
In addition to the NPS I work with the Christian non-profit Global Benefit to deliver production and media highlighting ways to address clean water and extreme poverty around the world. My intent with this site is to share images of my projects and travels and give the reader some insight into the world of photography with a cause. I hope you enjoy, and come back soon.