My passion with Black and White photography began on a camping trip to Yosemite in 1965. Just being close to Ansel Adams stomping grounds must have rubbed off because I have always been fascinated with cameras. I still remember shooting my first roll of B&W film!
By 1979 I was working with a Pro Photographer and shooting a 8x10 camera in the studio, and 4x5 and 2 1/4 in the field. I was completely addicted. It was a dream come true! I spent the next 3 summers in Yellowstone Park, spending hours photographing the spectacular area.
I grew up riding dirt bikes after school practically everyday and all weekend long. I Just couldn’t get enough. In the summer of 1981, I put 20,000 miles on my first road bike, a new Honda Silver Wing.
I have lots of great memories riding around Hebgen and Quake Lakes. I’d ride up to Ennis, Montana and back to West Yellowstone everyday. Sometimes, I’d stop to water ski with friends, or just hurry back, so I could fly fish an evening hatch on the Madison River.
When Suzanne and I got married the summer of ‘90, we rode my Yamaha XT650 everywhere! I remember going on scouting trips to our hunting area. But most of all, just to get out of the city, and up the canyon to the mountains for a quiet cool evening ride. We’d usually end up by a small river and watch the fish rise...wishing we had our fly rods!
I’m Excited to Bring these two Passions Together in cyclescapes!