" I care to live only to entice people to look at nature's loveliness. My own special self is nothing. I want to be like a flake of glass through which light passes. " .......... John Muir
Throughout the last few decades I simply thought of myself as a landscape photographer. Now however, my interest, concerns and photography have been redirected to the rural lands, waters and farms of the Hudson Valley in upstate N.Y. I have a clear vision of the farmer as an artist and to the land and waters as art.
I want my work to join with the efforts of the land conservation movements, to help motivate a sense of stewardship: to help perpetuate the healthfulness, wonder and beauty about us, which is now fraught with unhappy change and threatened loss.
For the last six years, through the sale of photographs and books, I have added to the support of three land conservancies which have thus far protected over 200,000 acres from the introduction of industry, malls, manufacturing and other negatively impacting development upon rural lands.
I have recently been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to assist in the continuation of these efforts.
If you feel nurtured by this beautiful Hudson River Valley and care to help protect our natural heritage, please explore the links below. Learn of the land conservancy's most important, rewarding and enduring accomplishments and please support their goals.
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