|The images showcased here represent my philosophy
as a citizen of Iowa and as a photographer. I am a documentary
photographer whose main goal is to record Iowa’s historically
significant architecture from the 1800’s before it disappears
forever. My subjects are barns, one-room schools, courthouses,
rural churches, banks, and houses from rural areas and small
I work in large format black and white utilizing the scientific
technique of Ansel Adams’ Zone System to create images
of outstanding technical quality. I draw my artistic abilities
from my more than thirty year career as a professional photographer.
I intend to leave a lasting legacy in the annals of American
Photography through my dedication to the people of Iowa -
to visually preserve the early citizens’ quality craftsmanship
when they built these “cathedrals” of wood and
My images are little time machines carrying forward to future
generations of Iowans the dedication of their forbearers.
People born a century from now will be able to look back in
time to what was once glorious and real.