I was born in Pratt, Kan., in 1950, graduating from Pratt High School 1968. I attended Pratt Community Junior College and Kansas University, majoring in fine arts and worked through the photojournalism sequence.
Before joining the Lawrence Journal-World, where I now serve as senior photographer, I worked for the Hutchinson News and the Wichita Eagle.
I have several hobbies that keep me busy, either gardening in the summer months or working on my current house, and when I don't have anything else to do I work on rebuilding a 1949 Ford Anglia from England. There's also always another trip to Cuba to plan, where for each of the last 19 years I've traveled and written stories and thousands of photos.
I have been a photographer for the Journal-World for 30 years, and attribute a lot of my success to the people of Lawrence that I've photographed, getting ideas and becoming part of the community.
Behind the Lens: The long and short of documentary photographyJune 23, 2013
Behind the Lens: A religious experience in NicaraguaFebruary 3, 2013 2
Not your everyday pie: Persimmons yield a break from the ordinary — if you can find themNovember 5, 2012 1
Behind the Lens: Photographing wildlife can be unpredictableMarch 18, 2012
Behind the Lens: Photographers sum up KU’s big win against Missouri in photosMarch 4, 2012
Searchers recover body of Tonganoxie man, 30, from Lone Star Lake in southern Douglas CountyAugust 13, 2011
Behind the Lens: A new way to look at photographyJuly 10, 2011
McLouth student Justin Johnston shot, killed on school trip to Costa Rica; classmates returning to KansasJune 2, 2011
Morel mushrooms plentiful after wet winter in northeast KansasApril 26, 2011
Behind the Lens: Money-saving lens adaptersApril 24, 2011